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Susan Burton, founder and director of A New Way of Life Reentry Program and one of CNN’s “Top Heroes” 2010.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948) was the leader of the Indian independence movement, defeating the British raj with mass organizing and nonviolent protests.

The War on Drugs Turns 40, from Stats on women's health and pregnancy in prison especially disturbing.

On July 29, 1895 Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, founder of the New Era Women's Club of Boston, organized the first National Conference of Colored Women. Two years later the National Association of Colored Women was formed with Mary Church Terrell as its first president and Ruffin as editor of its newspaper. Click through for the text of Ruffin's welcome speech at the 1895 event. #TodayInBlackHistory


The Way We Were: 1948 London Olympians Look Back

Alice Coachman, 88, specialized in the high jump. An American, she became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the 1948 London games. "Winning that gold medal meant everything to me. I didn’t get to celebrate much after, because it was so crowded and everyone wanted to see me. But the one thing I did ask my coach for was a beer. I’d been with her for three years, so she knew that I didn’t drink or smoke. 'You, a beer?' she asked, laughing. I think I only drank about…

Wilma Rudolph, also known as "The Black Gazelle", "The Tornado" and "The Black Pearl", was the first woman to ever win three track and field gold medals in one Olympic Game. The Tennessee State alumni was also a noted Civil Rights and Women's Rights advocate and pioneer.

what an amazing photo!!!! to have known this 1867, Flora Stewart, aged 117 years …Flora Stewart of Londonderry NH, died Aug. 17, 1868, at the age of 118. It is thus recorded in the published vital records of Londonderry, but few of us will believe it: she would have been 61 years old when her son George was born. This Flora Stuart was liberated from slavery about 1815 by some member of the Stuart family who had settled in Virginia.

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Books About Divorce For Kids

Books About Divorce - great list to have on hand for students going through it.

Red, Green, Yellow-- Susan Gillis Chapman explains what happens when we begin to notice the effect our communication style has on other people.

“Miss Maggie” Walker, the daughter of a former slave, who in 1903 became the first woman of any race to found and become president of an American bank. Three of its branches still operate. Maggie Walker also founded a newspaper and a department store called “Saint Luke’s Emporium.”

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Classroom Memes Posters Editable {Back to School, Class Rules}

Editable Teacher Memes for Your Classroom: over 70 high-quality images PLUS editable templates so you can customize them! I've been using memes in my classroom for several years now and they are definitely effective ways to communicate your message. And they're fun.

Gwendolyn Brooks and Langston Hughes..."Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is like a broken winged bird that cannot fly." Langston Hughes

Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) - African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. When the Civil War began, Tubman worked for the army, first as a cook and nurse, and then as an armed scout and spy. The first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war, she guided the Combahee River Raid, which liberated more than 700 slaves in South Carolina.

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Dr. Steve Gray on

Growth Mindset: What Can I Say to Myself? This is SO going into my re-vamped morning meeting and getting hung up in the classroom. Maybe even in some behavior books. I LOVE it.

Photo from #PBHT Spring Symposium 2014: Susan Burton, our Keynote Speaker,is on the left and JerriAnne Boggis, The Director of The Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail is on the right. 5.3.14 Photo by RHD