WHAT BLACK WOMAN IN HISTORY INSPIRES YOU?
I HAVE TO SAY MAE JEMISON INSPIRES ME. SHE IS BOTH BEAUTIFUL AND BRAINY.
Physician Mae C. Jemison was born October 17, 1956, in Decatur, Alabama. On June 4, 1987, she became the first African-American woman ever admitted into the astronaut training program. On September 12, 1992, Jemison finally flew into space with six other astronauts aboard the Endeavour on mission STS47. In recognition of her accomplishments, Jemison received several awards and honorary doctorates.