Black History Month: Celebrating Those Who Came Before Us

  • Mae Jemison (1956 - ____) 

    Mae Jemison

    In 1992 Mae Jemison fulfilled a lifelong dream of traveling to space.  Her flight aboard the shuttle Endeavour made her the first African American woman to orbit in space.  Dr. Jemison is also a physician, teacher, and Peach Corps volunteer.  She is the president of The Jemison Group, a company she created to encourage science, technology, and social change.  She works to advance young women of color in the fields of technology, engineering and math careers.


  • February 23, 2021

  • Source:  O The Oprah Magazine, January 2021, National Women’s History Museum, NASA