Black History

Tuskegee Airmen

332nd Fighter Group &

447th Bombardment Group

United States Army Air Force

Pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group at Ramitelli Airfield, Italy.

From left to right:

Lt. Dempsey W. Morgan, Lt. Carroll S. Woods, Lt. Robert H. Nelron, Jr., Captain Andrew D. Turner, and Lt. Clarence P. Lester

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces. The US military was still racially segregated and subject to Jim Crow laws during World War II and the airmen were subjected to discrimination both in and out of the army.

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Mae C. Jemison

Astronaut, Physician

First African-American woman astronaut

Mae C. Jemison, the youngest of three children of Charlie and Dorothy Jemison, a maintenance worker and schoolteacher, was raised in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Morgan Park High School in 1973 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1977, while also fulfilling the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in African-American Studies. She attended Cornell University's medical school and received a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1981. While in medical school she traveled to Cuba, Kenya and Thailand, providing primary medical care to people living there.

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I have a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering as well as a Master of Business Administration. I've worked as an Aerospace Engineer, a US Air Force Officer, a Fighter pilot, and a NASA Astronaut. Most importantly, I was the first African-American in space.

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