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1 The center of population of Alabama is located in Chilton County, outside the town of Jemison.
2 In 1992 Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space aboard STS-47. Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov was the first person to conduct an extravehicular activity (EVA), (commonly called a "spacewalk"), on March 18, 1965, on the Soviet Union's Voskhod 2 mission.
3 Jemison is a city in Chilton County, Alabama, United States.
4 The center of population of Alabama is located outside of Jemison, an area known as Jemison Division.
5 Jemison is located in northern Chilton County at 32°57'31.792" North, 86°44'36.841" West (32.958831, -86.743567).
6 Jemison, AL is located at the geological end of the Appalachians and was originally inhabited by the Creek Indians for the springs located in the area.
7 In 1869, R.J. Langston built the first house in area and it was made famous by stagecoach drivers who would stop to rest on their travels between North and South Alabama, calling the area Langston Station, or Langstonville, later known as "Jemison Springs," and finally, Jemison, AL. Population began growing by 1870 after the completion of the railroad passing through the town as part of the L&N Railroad.
8 John T. Milner suggested the name "Jemison" for the area, after the successful Tuscaloosa businessman, Col.
9 Robert Jemison, who based a stagecoach line in Langston Station.
10 Col. Jemison was also responsible for much of the construction of the Alabama-Chattanooga Railroad.
11 in 1870 a post office was established, and the city of Jemison would be incorporated once in 1907, then reincorporated with a new charter in 1919.
12 As of 2006, Jemison Elementary School enrollment exceed 900 students, making it the largest school in Chilton County.
13 Jemison Intermediate School is the newest addition to the Chilton County School System located in Jemison, AL.JIS teaches grades 4-6. Their Mission Statement is to provide a positive and safe learning environment for their students to reach their full academic potential.
14 Grades 7 and 8 are taught at Jemison Middle School.
15 Jemison High School was built in 1963, where approximately 800 students are enrolled.
16 Grades 8–12 are taught at Jemison High School.
17 Chilton Christian Academy was founded in 1977 by members of the Victory Baptist Church located on HWY 31 in Jemison, AL. It is a faith/religion based, private education institution.
18 Dr. Mae Jemison, the first black woman to fly aboard the Space Shuttle, cited Star Trek as an influence in her decision to join.
19 Jemison herself had a minor role on an episode of The Next Generation called "Second Chances", playing a transporter operator named Lieutenant Palmer.
20 Jemison was the first of several real-life astronauts to appear on Star Trek.
21 Former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison has cited Nichols' role of Lieutenant Uhura as her inspiration for wanting to become an astronaut and Whoopi Goldberg has also spoken of Nichols' influence.
22 Goldberg asked for a role on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the character Guinan was specially created, while Jemison appeared on an episode of the series.
23 T.J. Jemison for sitting in a front row.
24 This led Rev. Jemison to organize what historians believe to be the first bus boycott of the civil rights movement.
25 Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut.
26 Jemison joined NASA's astronaut corps in 1987 and was selected to serve for the STS-47 mission, during which she orbited the Earth for nearly eight days on September 12–20, 1992.
27 Born in Alabama and raised in Chicago, Jemison graduated from Stanford University with degrees in chemical engineering as well as African and African-American studies.
28 Jemison was a doctor for the Peace Corps in Liberia and Sierra Leone from 1983 until 1985 and worked as a general practitioner.
29 Jemison left NASA in 1993 and founded a technology research company.
30 Jemison also wrote several books for children and appeared on television several times, including in a 1993 episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.