Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Black Woman On Space Shuttle Flight

Some might wonder what the title has to do with the environment. Well it indicates significant changes in the American environment. Unfortunately, during a significant part of this nation's history blacks were excluded from participating in many normal and eclectic activities. The environmental movement is still elitist and segregated. Regardless, we have come a long way and although many are still distracted by the reality of black neighborhoods, we at AAEA love our motto: "The African American community is as American as apple pie."

Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson, left, is the second African American woman to participate in a space shuttle flight. Isn't America great? Medical doctor Mae Jemison, right, was the first black woman to fly on a space shuttle flight in 1992. NASA

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