Desire Greene portrays Mae Jemison, 1998

Desire Greene portrays Mae Jemison, 1998
Photo: Gabor Csanyi | The Tech

Desire Greene plays a young Dr. Mae Jemison--the first African American woman to travel in space--in the "Living History Museum." La Sala de Puerto Rico, 25 February 1998.

Desire Greene '99, an environmental engineering student, portrayed a young Dr. Mae Jemison, dreaming about her brilliant future. An American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut, Dr. Jemison was the first African American woman to travel in space.

The short play "The African American and Latino Living History Museum"...portrayed famous figures of American history while a guided tour of about thirty people gathered around each one in turn...The performance was directed by Thomas DeFrantz, Brenda L. Cotto-Escalera, and Ayida Mthembu and used the set of the ongoing musical Grand Hotel. The sharp, quick vignettes were designed to give the audience a view of the successes of the individuals and a broader insight into the cultural traditions.

The Tech, 27 February 1998, p. 14

Timeline: 1990s
School: School of Engineering
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Career: Arts & HumanitiesEngineeringHealth & MedicineScienceTechnologyTransportation
Object: Image
Collection: Latinx and Latin America(n), NASA, Rising Voices 1995-Present, Students, Women