Afro History Today in Afro History ! Dr. Mae Jemison becomes a NASA astronaut in 1987 ! She would eventually be the first Afro American woman in space. written by Marc Alexander June 5, 2019 Dr. Mae C. Jemison, First African-American Woman in Space – GPN-2004-00020 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: Astronauts Dr. N. Jan Davis (left) and Dr. Mae C. Jemison (right) are mission specialists on board the STS-47 mission. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Bernard A. Harris Jr. becomes the first Afro American to walk in space in 1995 !Today in Afro History ! Dr. Mae Carol Jemison becomes the first Afro American woman in space in 1992 ! Anti-Aparthied activist Steve Biko dies while in police custody in 1977.Today in Afro History ! Thurgood Marshall becomes the first Afro American Supreme Court Justice in 1967 ! Guion Bluford becomes the first Afro American in space in 1983 !Today in Afro History ! Booker T. Washington inducted into The Hall of Fame For Great Americans in 1945 !Today in Afro History ! Jack Johnson defeats Tommy Burns, making him the first Afro American, World Heavyweight Champion in 1908 !Today in Afro History ! Carol Mosley Braun becomes the first Afro American woman elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992 ! Today in Afro History ! Dr. Mae Jemison becomes a NASA astronaut in 1987 ! She would eventually be the first Afro American woman in space. was last modified: May 31st, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays, ! Singer, Brian McKnight ! Olympic Medalist, John Carlos ! NFL player, Marques Colston ! NBA player, Marcus Thornton ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Olympic Gold Medalist, Tommie Smith ! Producer, “Jimmy Jam” Harris ! You may also like Pop/R&B Singer-Songwriter Alexis Lynn Releases Debut Single... May 4, 2018 He's nearly blind. He's flat broke. But... April 12, 2018 Rahman, Pritam's frequent collaborator Suzanne D'Mello to... July 4, 2018 Tony-winner Melba Moore takes on Billie Holiday... February 27, 2018 Syndergaard Celebrates Day Before Subway Series With... July 19, 2018 Trust Your Elders: Sixers’ young stars kept... December 16, 2017 Titans hope new uniforms further build identity April 5, 2018 Sources: Grizzlies giving Bickerstaff 3-year deal April 27, 2018 St. Pete Beach Seafood & Music Festival... January 31, 2018 T.J. Yeldon still getting praise for his... January 17, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.