Mae C. Jemison was the first African-American woman to travel into space on Sept. 12 1992. She was born on Oct. 17, 1956 and raised in Chicago, where she attended Stanford University at the age of 16. She went on to obtain her medical degree from Cornell University to become a physician. She partnered with NASA in 1987, then for the next six years she went several missions for NASA.
Chuck Berry is an African-American guitar player who performed in the 1950s to 1960s. He started his professional career in St. Louis. He produced classical rock from “Maybellene” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Music” to “Sweet Little Sixteen.” His song “Maybellene” put him at the top of the charts with the Beatles and The Rolling Stones. He is now 89-years-old, and still plays music.