Legacies For Young Women Authors Dr. Hazel W. Mahone and Ms. Constance F. Gipson are Today’s Honoree for Thursday January 14th, 2016

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’s 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.

Ms. 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 video productions and is a national presenter and keynote speaker on school-to-work.

Connie passed April 2015 and will be deeply missed.

The Book:

Legacies: A Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future is a full color 320-page, 8 ½” x 11″ book available in both hard and soft cover binding.

The book is beautifully illustrated with over 30 full color reproductions of striking paintings, sculpture and photographs, mostly by black artists, as well as original art by book designer Debra Scarpa.  Other ancient art and sculpture demonstrate the sophistication of African cultures. Some of the artists included are:

                                   Charles Alston                Clementine Hunter

                                     Leo Carty                        Malvin Gray Johnson

                                     Elizabeth Catlett             Augusta Savage

                                     Meta Warrick Fuller       Monica Stewart

                                                    Laura Wheeler Waring

 Legacies also contains twenty-six moving poems by outstanding black poets that will touch the readers and remind them that they are not alone.  Some of the poets included are:

                                    Maya Angelou                Langston Hughes

                                    Mari Evans                      Sonia Sanchez

                                    Nikki Giovanni                Alice Walker

Created by experienced educators, the goal of Legacies is to assist young black women between the ages of 12-22 in their quest for self-realization.

Visit Legacies For Young Women for more information. let me know how we can help you.

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