A Journey of Achievement and Inspiration
Walking in the black void of space, staring at the blue-white planet Earth two hundred and fifty miles below, would be a dream for any young man. For Bernard A. Harris Jr. it became a reality on February 9, 1995, when he floated out the hatch of the space shuttle Discovery.
From humble beginnings in a small Texas town to making history as the first African American to walk in space, Dr. Harris has led a life of inspiration, dedication, and motivation. In Dream Walker, he recounts his formative years in the Navajo Nation into outer space and back to fulfill his earthly mission of planting seeds of self-empowerment and self-determination in today’s young minds. He shares bits of wisdom and stories from his fascinating life that will inspire you to take steps toward achieving your dreams.