Black Women in History: Mae Carol Jemison
Born in Alabama and raised in Chicago, Jemison graduated from Stanford University with degrees in chemical engineering as well as African and African-American studies. She then earned her medical degree from Cornell University. Jemison was a doctor for the Peace Corps in Liberia and Sierra Leone from 1983 until 1985 and worked as a general practitioner. In pursuit of becoming an astronaut, she applied to NASA.
Jemison left NASA in 1993 and founded a technology research company. She later formed a non-profit educational foundation and through the foundation is the principal of the 100 Year Starship project funded by DARPA. Jemison also wrote several books for children and appeared on television several times, including in a 1993 episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She holds several honorary doctorates and has been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame and the International Space Hall of Fame.
February is Black History Month!
We are donating 10% of all sales to:
As a non partisan organization, our focus is on identifying and addressing issues and barriers that are uniquely impacting the Black community. We engage at local, provincial and national levels to gather research which supports our advocacy.
We provide growth opportunities through training and education for Black Youth and the wider black community community, leadership skills, community responsibility, social justice and anti-racism.
Providing growth opportunities through training and education for Black Youth and the community at large in, leadership skills, community responsibility, social justice and anti-racism
Acknowledge the contributions of people of African descent, past and present, as we actively build on the advancement of the Black communities in Canada.
Prioritizing the physical, emotional and mental health and overall wellbeing of Black families.
We are promoting the economic advancement and stability of female/female-identifying people and their families of African descent; We accomplish through grantmaking, community engagement and program partnerships with organizations promoting similar missions.