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Ossian H. Sweet

March 20th in African American History – Ossian H. Sweet

March 20, 1960 Ossian H. Sweet, physician, committed suicide. Sweet was born October 30, 1895 in Orlando, Florida. At the age of six, Sweet witnessed the lynching and burning of a neighbor who had been accused of raping a white girl. That memory would haunt him throughout his life. In 1920, Sweet earned his Bachelor […]

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Mae Carol Jemison

October 17th in African American History – Mae Carol Jemison

October 17, 1956 Mae Carol Jemison, physician and the first African American woman to travel in space, was born in Decatur, Alabama. Jemison entered Stanford University at the age of 16 and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in African and Afro-American Studies. She earned […]

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Robert Lee Satcher

September 22nd in African American History – Robert Lee Satcher, Jr.

September 22, 1965 Robert Lee Satcher, Jr., chemical engineer, physician and NASA astronaut, was born in Hampton, Virginia. Satcher earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1986 and a Doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering in 1993 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He went on to earn a Doctorate of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical […]

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