African American Women Astronauts: Mae Jemison (First African American Woman in Space), Stephanie Wilson, Joan Higginbotham, Yvonne Cagle and Jeanette Epps.
I’m just swole with pride. SWOLE! 🙂
So, y’all know I loves me some Black folks, and it seems as if February is the month where the rest of the country decides it loves us too. No matter, any reason to showcase the fabulosity of Black folk is reason enough for me. Those of you who know me IRL know I’m a space geek, so it’s apropos that we start this month with a Black astronaut that you may not know, Leland Melvin. Look him up!
In case you missed it, here is Google’s Doodle in honor of Langston Hughes’ birthday. Happy Black History Month!
I really can’t think of anyone that I think is a “new leader” of the Af Am community, or if there should even be one. Who can represent ALL of our interests? So, no photo today!
Read more about her here: http://blackamericaweb.com/2014/01/02/little-known-black-history-fact-vice-admiral-michelle-howard-3/