#BlackHistoryMonth #tbt: Being the first African American woman to travel to space is one of Mae Jemison’s many accomplishments. A dancer, Peace Corps doctor, public speaker and astronaut, Mae went to college at age 16, holds 9 honorary doctorates and has founded many STEM-related programs for students.
Edward, the name of the man who’s picture (where he is in an American Flag shirt throwing a tear gas canister away from children) has been see an across social media and news websites is asking people to stay true to this real meaning of what is going on. Yes, the picture captured is an outstanding one and will probably go down in history books, but please remind yourself that his image is not some kind of fashion trend. It is not something cool to wear. This picture captures so much more than that. It captures the start of something huge.
Black soldiers have been portrayed or ignored by mainstream history. Yet, they have been at the center of every American military saga since Crispus Attacks drew the unfortunate distinction of being the first American killed in the Revolutionary War. This photo set tries to reverse that erasure.