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 Suriname couple jailed for prostituting underage girls August 15, 2014 Giants plan to talk contract with Beckham... July 26, 2018 Top queer Toronto songs November 3, 2017 Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer, Nathan Morris... June 18, 2019 Jerry Jones doesn’t see a huge gap... April 3, 2018 Edmundses first brothers picked in 1st round April 27, 2018 Lawyers Weigh In on Sony's Relationship With... May 3, 2018 New Heat: Marteen Drops 'Two Days' November 10, 2017 Bieber, Indians Hang On To Beat Yankees July 14, 2018 2 Former Montebello School Administrators Get Over... July 24, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.