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Trailblazing NASA astronaut speaks at SU Foundersí Day event - Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The first African-American woman to travel into space, Dr. Mae Jemison, was the keynote speaker for a combination Community Prayer Brunch and Convocation, March 9, 2016, held in observance of Southern University's 136th Founders' Day.

Jemison paid tribute to a group of former SU students who were being honored by the University during Founders' Day, as student pioneers who were among the first African Americans to be recruited in the early 1960's through NASA's then newly created Cooperative Education Program, and who also were highlighted in the book, We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program.

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