First African American astronaut candidate refocused passion for legendary career

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An African American man is being honored Wednesday for his accomplishments.

Ed Dwight Jr., was the first African American astronaut candidate.

Dwight never made the trip to space due to extreme discrimination from other astronauts and decided to resign in 1966.

Dwight then refocused his attention. Bob Kendrick, director of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, stopped by the FOX 4 morning show to talk about how he was connected to Dwight.

Watch the video above to find out what Dwight decided to do after never receiving the opportunity to go to space.