Jul 08, 2019 · Mae C. Jemison is the first African-American female astronaut. Learn more about her life and career at Biography.com.
Early life and education Mae Carol Jemison was born on October 17, 1956, in Decatur, Alabama, the youngest child of Charlie Jemison, a roofer and carpenter, .
Mae Jemison went to Stanford University with a degree on chemical engineering. Then she went to Cornell University medical college with a degree in medicine. Later she the Peace Corps and went to West Africa and she was a medical officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia for .