We celebrate our country’s African American Astronauts with an exhibition that inspires younger generations. From the thousands of images available by NASA for educational uses, some of the images selected in this exhibition show the astronauts doing are everyday tasks, like taking photographs and filming, except they are in space. In other photographs, they are training in swimming pools, doing spacewalks, posing during public events and addressing children.
This celebration of our space heroes includes photographs and biographies of astronauts that include: Michael Anderson, Guion S. Bluford, Jr., Charles F. Bolden, Yvonne Darlene Cagle, Robert L. Curbeam, Jr., Benjamin Alvin Drew, Jeanette J. Epps, Victor J. Glover, Frederick D. Gregory, Bernard A. Harris, Joan E. Higginbotham, Mae C. Jemison, Ronald E. Mcnair, Leland D. Melvin, Jr., Bobby Satcher, Winston E. Scott, and Stephanie D. Wilson.
This exhibition is organized in conjunction with LAAP's exhibition on Earth Day, to create a contrast of the exploration and study of our planet, and space exploration, which continues to spark our curiosity. This exhibition was originally presented at the Ali Cultural Arts Center in Summer 2020.