Dr Mae Jemison
"Never be limited by other people's imaginations"
The youngest of three children, Dr Mae Jemison grew up in Chicago with her carpenter father and school teacher mother. From a very young age, Jemison displayed incredible talents and abilities and took an active interest in astronomy. She secured a scholarship to Sanford and later attended Cornell Medical school where she qualified as a medical doctor. She later worked as an area Peace Corps medical officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia where she undertook medical research. In 1987, Jemison opted for a career change and applied to NASA's astronaut program.
In 1992, Dr Mae Jemison became the first black woman to travel into space.
Part of our 'Inspiration Wall' collection, this plaque has been designed to celebrate inspirational black figures and motivate anti-racist conversations within the home. We must all do our part in making this world a better and equal place. By purchasing this plaque, I pledge to donate 100% of the profit to Imkaan (a UK-based, black feminist organisation addressing violence against women and girls).
Plaque measures 18cm x 14cm x 4mm and is made from birch. Available as either a hanging decoration or a with gludots to stick on to the wall.