Janelle Monae attends’GMA’ to Honor a Hidden Figure

Janelle Monae

wears a chic black and white outfit while leaving Good Morning America after making an appearance on Monday (February 20)in New York City.The 31-year-old entertainer stopped by the showto surprise real life hidden figureRaye Montague, who was the first woman who became a program manager in the Navy.Janelleopened up about getting to playMary Jacksonin the movieHidden Figures, which is nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.“First of all, I’m honored to just honor these women,”Janellesaid. “I had no clue whoMary Jacksonwas, who MissKatherine Johnsonwas,Dorothy Vaughanor any of the ‘colored computers,’ as they called us back then. I didn’t know these were the women who sent our first American astronauts into space. I mean, these are American heroes.”

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