For the month of February, in honor of Black History Month, I am dedicating every Friday to a post of a past or present person(s) who has or is influencing the African American culture. Of course 4 weeks isn’t enough time to educate on the wide range of influence that Black History makers have made but this is my attempt to make you want to dig a little deeper, learn a little more and talk about it with your kids and even your peers!
So I saw a powerful picture on Facebook(below) and it prompted me to ask, did you know that there are 5 African American Female Astronauts? I was only aware of one, Mae Jemison, but after digging, I found out the other 4 astronauts and wanted to share! In the picture the names of the astronauts are:
Starting at the bottom left corner going up then clockwise are:
Joan Higginbotham, Mae Jemison, Jeanette Epps, Yvonne Cagle & Stephanie Wilson
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