Black History Month: Mae Jemison

In 1992, as the science mission specialist for the space shuttle Endeavor, Dr. Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman to go into space. I feel at this point that I should give the disclaimer that moreso than any other of the amazing ladies we’ve discussed during Black History Month here at Persephone, I have […]

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Who are the Civil Rights Activists of Today?

When we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it’s tempting (particularly for the privileged, who don’t deal with the prejudice people of color face on a daily basis) to forget that true equality is still a goal to be striven for. But, as long as the college graduation rate of African American students is significantly […]