Astronaut Mae Jemison is acrophobic.
Maya Angelou stopped celebrating her birthday after MLK was assassinated.
Valerie Thomas developed the first 3D optical illusion device.
Marjorie Joyner invented the Permanent Waving Machine.
Ella Baker is considered the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.
Ida B. Wells, who led the campaign against lynching, was born enslaved in 1862.
Henrietta Lacks unknowingly led a medical revolution.