October 17 Birthday: Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison, astronaut
Oct. 17, 1956-
Women of Hope: African Americans Who Made a Difference by Joyce Hansen (Scholastic, 1998)
Jemison, a medical doctor, was the first African American women astronaut. She flew on the Endeavor in 1992.
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