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Ronald McNair
United States, 3 min., Color, English
Episode four in the Heroes of Color highlights Dr. Ronald McNair, the second black astronaut to conquer space travel. At the young age of 9 years old, he took a stand for civil rights when he refused to leave a segregated public library in Lake City South Carolina until he was allowed to check out his library books. While he is mostly recognized as one of the seven astronauts to lose their lives in the Challenger Space Shuttle explosion in 1986, Heroes of Color aims to celebrate his life and tremendous legacy that continues to inspire a nation.
David Heredia

Director Bio
David Heredia is the founder of Heroes of Color LLC, an organization dedicated to promoting inclusion and diversity through art, animation and professional development. He has worked for Walt Disney Animation, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Collectibles. His six-time award-winning educational video series “Heroes of Color” was awarded $60,000 in the Pitch Black Media awards in April 2019 which was hosted by Black Public Media. He has been featured in the New York Times, on NPR, and PBS Online. His upcoming children’s book “Little Heroes of Color” published by Scholastic is available in stores and online at amazon, target and barnes & nobles. David’s long-term commitment to educating artists has led to the creation of the Business of Freelance workshop program which focuses on educating college art students on how to generate income for themselves. Websites:, Email: Instagram: @_heroesofcolor Linkedin:
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