History Matters is a series of on-going episodes that highlight and depict moments, places and events of historical significance in the African American experience over the last 400 years. It is hosted by Saniya Gay, the National Student Ambassador for the 400 Years of African American History Commission and former inaugural National Ms. Juneteenth.
Episode 3: STEMulating History and the Future
Taped on location at the Frederick Douglass National Historic site in Washington DC, this film connects the journey of Freedom seekers who escaped enslavement and used the stars to navigate their path to freedom with the journey of those whose pursuits led them to careers that undoubtedly surpassed the dreams of those early freedom seekers. General Charles Bolden, former Director Of NASA; Robert Stanton, the First African American Director of the National Park Service; Dr. Rex Ellis, Assoc. Director for Curatorial Affairs at the National Museum of African American History and Culture; and Dr. Jeannette Epps NASA Astronaut.