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...