BLACK HISTORY MONTH HIGHLIGHT - Dr. Mae Jemison
Dr. Mae Jemison, born in 1956 in Decatur, Alabama, became the first black woman to travel in space when she served as a mission specialist aboard the Space
But even at 12 years old, Dr. Jemison knew she wanted to be an astronaut as she felt frustrated with the lack of female crew members aboard the Apollo missions that captivated the nation in the late 1960s. After making her dream come true over 20 years later, she went on to be a successful author, professor, and researcher. She has also established several foundations dedicated to teaching science to young people across the globe.