Matlock’s Black History Month series spotlights History Maker’s Part 1
As we continue our focus on Black History Month, we would like to celebrate a few outstanding African Americans. History is constantly being made and we here at Matlock want to show our appreciation to those who have played, or are currently playing, a part in shaping American history. To begin this series, who better to start us off than the first African American female astronaut, Mae Jemison!
Mae C. Jemison (1956-current) Mae Jemison is the first African American woman to be admitted to the astronaut training program in 1987 and became the first Black female astronaut when she traveled into space aboard the Endeavor in 1992 as a science mission specialist. Since her retirement from NASA in 1993, Ms. Jemison founded her own company “Jemison Group,” as well as many foundations promoting the uses of arts and science in our everyday lives. Want to learn more about Mae Jemison? Check out www.drmae.com; http://www.biography.com/people/mae-c-jemison-9542378