Mae C. Jemison blasted into orbit aboard the space shuttle Endeavour, September 12, 1992, the first woman of color to go into space. Now, founder and president of two technology companies, the space flight was just one of a series of accomplishments for this dynamic woman.In her speeches, Dr. Jemison inspires and encourages audiences. A fierce advocate of a liberal arts education, with a natural aptitude toward the sciences, Dr. Jemison addresses a myriad of topics, from general motivation, to science literacy, to technological and medical innovations, always bringing her sense of humor to each story she tells. She takes the audience on an exciting and diverse voyage, which mirrors her life, encompassing a journey from Africa to Outer Space – focusing on exploration of the frontiers of science and human potential.


The Carolina Theatre 309 W Morgan St.
Durham, NC 27701

Updated February 14, 2019