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How the first Black woman to help discover an element ‘claimed a seat at the periodic table’

(CNN) — As a kid, Clarice Phelps often turned to one image for inspiration. While other seventh graders hung ’90s pop band and movie posters on their walls, Phelps put up a poster of Mae Jemison, the first Black female astronaut to launch into space. “Mae started it all for me,” said Phelps, who in learning […]