This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Legacies: A Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future shares the rich heritage of African-Americans through the voices of sixteen African Queens and nearly forty successful contemporary black women. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful artwork and interspersed with poems that resonate, the book offers guidance as well as practical and thought-provoking interactive exercises that will help young women with life skills they need to succeed.
The legendary African Queens play an important role in Legacies, reminding the young women of their proud heritage, their strength and their courage.
Equally important are the life stories of successful contemporary black women who share their experiences and advice. They include international lawyers, money managers, astronauts, doctors, ministers, police officers, scientists and more. Many agree with Ambassador Ruth A. Davis, who says:
You must never let other people define you or set your limitations. First you need to devise a plan and you must be willing to work inceasingly....Opportunities do not wait...
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Constance F. Gipson served as the Gender Equity Consultant for the California Department of Education for over twenty years. She administered nontraditional programs for women and men as well as programs for teen parents, single parents, single pregnant women and displaced homemakers.
Ms. Gipson helped create Images for African American young women. She co-authored Visions for African American males and wrote the Visions Activity Guide.
Ms. Gipson is the author of The Black Man's Guide to Parenting and A Different Kind of Hero, a three-volume collection of biographies of over 400 people, including many women and minorities, who had an impact on American history. She has produced award winning videos productions and is a national presenter and keynote speaker on school-to-work.
Dr. Hazel W. Mahone has been involved at every level of education, from kindergarten through the university.
Dr. Mahone is a full-time professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at California State University Sacramento, a major training center for principals and teachers in multicultural communities. She is also President/CEO of Vision 2000 College Prep Math & Reading Academy that she founded 15 years ago. She brings underachieving students to the campus where they learn critical math and reading skills while being exposed to the university campus.
Dr. Mahone was the first female superintendent in Sacramento County. She is an inspirational speaker, retreat facilitator and has mentored and taught numerous students who today serve as exemplary principals, assistant principals, superintendents and district office personnel in California schools.
To my young Black Sisters: Read this book and be inspired with the Black Women who have blazed trails for all of us in familiar and unfamiliar territories. Use their experiences and this book to plan your life s journey and make it a great journey. I extend my heartfelt appreciation and congratulations to the authors, Connie Gipson and Dr. Hazel Mahone, for researching and writing this invaluable book for young Black Women and other young women who read and use it in planning their future.
Mona Humphries Bailey, Past National President,Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. --Personal endorsement
I encourage you to pick up this gift of literature to share. "Legacies, A Guide For Young Black Women in Planning Their Future" is written by Constance Gipson and Dr. Hazel W. These women have opened our eyes to the beautiful and fascinating stories of successful women while tracing their roots back to Africa, before American slave history destroyed our pride. --Myrdith Leon Mccormack, Huffington Post
"Authors send me their books all th etime, but rarely do I fall in love with the mission or the execution of book the way I fell for Legacies." --Kimberly Foster, founder of For Harriet.com
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Vision 2000 Educational Foundation, 2013. Condition: New. Debra Scarpa (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0989711412
Book Description Vision 2000 Educational Foundation, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0989711412n