A fascinating introduction to Alpha Kappa Alpha’s pioneering members - women who have been active, visionary barrier breakers, seizing every opportunity to make a difference throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This exhibit ensures that their empowering stories continue to inspire and are not left out of recorded history.
Jemison, Mae C.
South Central Region
First African American female Mission Specialist aboard the Shuttle Endeavour. This pioneer became the first African American woman Astronaut (1987), and the first African American woman to enter space (September 1992).