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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.

    Althea Gibson broke the color barrier to become the first African American woman to compete on the world tennis tour

    Susan Burton has broken her own cycle of incarceration and now provides shelter and support for recently released inmates through the A New Way of Life Reentry Project, a non-profit organization that helps women re-establish their lives after prison. To learn more about the project or to donate, please visit the website: #watchwigs

    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

    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.

    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 half...

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

    Reentry change model

    Red, Green, Yellow-- Susan Gillis Chapman explains what happens when we begin to notice the effect our communication style has on other people. NEW DBT Book: Stop Sabotaging: A 31 Day Challenge to Change Your Life by Debbie Corso

    “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.”

    Grey Halo (Prison Reentry Doc)

    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

    Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games by Black History Album, via Flickr

    On Friday night, Davis made Little League World Series history when she became the first female pitcher in 67 years to throw a total shutout.

    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. www.teacherspayte...

    coping skills

    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