Octavia Spencer Tells Colbert Why Her Pioneering 'Hidden Figures' Character Was Lost In History Until Now

Click here for reuse options! "The arbiters of history were, at that time, the press," Spencer told Colbert, reflecting on the media's disregard for the black female rocket scientists behind the Apollo moon landing.

Octavia Spencer is an Academy award-winning actress with her own day in her home state of Alabama. Her latest film, "Hidden Figures," hits theaters Christmas Day; a historical drama about the black female rocket...

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