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Influential African-American Women

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Mae Jemison

On September 12, 1992, Mae Jemison, 55, became the first black woman to travel into space. Prior to going to space, Jemison served in the Peace Corps from 1985 to 1987. She holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities. (Getty Images/Brendan Hoffman)

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