CURRENT MOON

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Red Magnetic Serpent - Spectral Serpent Moon of Liberation, Day 21







1 Chicchan

Red Magnetic Serpent

Blue Castle of Burning
Turns on a scarlet Star –

 Life Force doubles
In the Court of Magic

Our Purpose –
 Remembrance and
 Elegance of Form

  Red Serpent Magnetic
Weaves thirteen Moons 
Into a galactic Fabric .


©Kleomichele Leeds

Minnie M. Cox 


Minnie M. (Geddings) Cox (1869–1933) was an American teacher who was the first African-American woman to serve as a postmaster in the United States. She became the center of a national controversy in the early 1900's when local white citizens attempted to force her out of her job. She also co-founded one of the earliest black-owned banks in the state, as well as an insurance company.

Biography

Minnie M. Geddings was born in 1869 to Mary Geddings and William Geddings in Lexington, Mississippi. At the age of 19, she graduated from Fisk University with a teaching degree. She taught school for a time and in 1889 married Wayne W. Cox, then a school principal in Indianola, Mississippi. They were active in the Republican Party.

In 1891, during the administration of President Benjamin Harrison, she was appointed postmaster of Indianola. She was the first African-American woman to hold such a position. Cox lost her job in 1892 under President Grover Cleveland (a Democrat) but was reappointed in 1897 by President William McKinley and continued to serve under President Theodore Roosevelt.

Cox was considered an excellent postmaster. During the Roosevelt administration, however, local white citizens began to agitate to expel African-Americans from good jobs such as the one Cox held. The white supremacist politician James K. Vardaman led a targeted campaign in his newspaper, The Greenwood Commonwealth, to force her resignation. Eventually the citizens of Indianola voted for Cox to resign a year before her commission was due to expire. Cox initially refused to step down, although she let it be known that she would not try for reappointment after her current commission expired.

As threats against Cox escalated and both the mayor and sheriff refused to protect her, she changed her mind and offered her resignation effective Jan. 1, 1903. President Roosevelt refused to accept her resignation and instead closed the Indianola post office, indicating that it would not reopen until Cox could safely resume her duties. The president also ordered the U.S. Attorney General to prosecute those Indianola citizens who had threatened violence against Cox. A few days later, Cox left town over concerns for her own safety.

The situation became a national news story, sparking a debate about "race, states' rights, and federal power".

When Cox's appointment expired in 1904, the Indianola post office reopened with a different postmaster. Cox and her husband returned to Indianola, where they opened the Delta Penny Savings Bank, one of the earliest black-owned banks in the state. They also founded one of the first black-owned insurance companies in the United States to offer whole life insurance, the Mississippi Life Insurance Company. They were strong supporters of black businesses in the state.

After her husband died in 1925, Cox remarried. She and her second husband, George Key Hamilton, moved to Tennessee and later to Rockford, Illinois. She died in 1933.

The Minnie Cox Post Office Building in Indianola.

Honors

In 2008, a post office building in Indianola was named the Minnie Cox Post Office Building "in tribute to all that she accomplished by breaking barriers".

Cox Street and Wayne and Minnie Cox Park in Indianola are both named for Cox and her husband.*




CHICCHAN



Kin 105: Red Magnetic Serpent


I unify in order to survive
Attracting instinct
I seal the store of life force
With the magnetic tone of purpose
I am guided by my own power doubled.


Only when one learns to control one's thought waves will one experience that which is called "abiding in the real."*


*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.









The Sacred Tzolk'in 





Anahata Chakra (Silio Plasma)





Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Yellow Cosmic Human - Spectral Serpent Moon of Liberation, Day 20







13 Kan

Yellow Cosmic Seed

Awash in a Sea of Mystery
I wait for Thee

Thou art with me always –
Yet I yearn for Thee unceasingly

Aflame in a Sea of Fire
My Soul knows the underground Gold

I am visited by a god –
I ache with Infusions of the Vine

Stripped naked each Night
I swim and burn in a Sea of Light

How will I endure
Until the Water turns to Wine?



©Kleomichele Leeds




Fanny Jackson Coppin



Fanny Jackson Coppin (January 8, 1837 – January 21, 1913) was an African-American educator and missionary and a lifelong advocate for female higher education.

Life

Born an American slave, Fanny Jackson's freedom was purchased by her aunt at age 12. Fanny Jackson spent the rest of her youth working as a servant for author George Henry Calvert, studying at every opportunity. In 1860, she enrolled in Oberlin College in Ohio, the first college in the United States to accept both black and female students. She writes in her autobiography:

"The faculty did not forbid a woman to take the gentleman's course, but they did not advise it. There was plenty of Latin and Greek in it, and as much mathematics as one could shoulder. Now, I took a long breath and prepared for a delightful contest. All went smoothly until I was in the junior year in College. Then, one day, the Faculty sent for me--ominous request--and I was not slow in obeying it. It was a custom in Oberlin that forty students from the junior and senior classes were employed to teach the preparatory classes. As it was now time for the juniors to begin their work, the Faculty informed me that it was their purpose to give me a class, but I was to distinctly understand that if the pupils rebelled against my teaching, they did not intend to force it. Fortunately for my training at the normal school, and my own dear love of teaching, tho there was a little surprise on the faces of some when they came into the class, and saw the teacher, there were no signs of rebellion. The class went on increasing in numbers until it had to be divided, and I was given both divisions. One of the divisions ran up again, but the Faculty decided that I had as much as I could do, and it would not allow me to take any more work." 

During her years as a student at Oberlin College, she taught an evening course for free African Americans in reading and writing, and she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in 1865.

In 1865, Fanny Jackson accepted a position at Philadelphia's Institute for Colored Youth (now Cheyney University of Pennsylvania). She served as the principal of the Ladies Department and taught Greek, Latin, and Mathematics. In 1869, Fanny Jackson was appointed as the principal of the Institute after the departure of Ebenezer Bassett, becoming the first African American woman to become a school principal. In her 37 years at the Institute, Fanny Jackson was responsible for vast educational improvements in Philadelphia. During her years as principal, she was promoted by the board of education to superintendent. She was the first African American superintendent of a school district in the United States, but soon went back to the being a school principal.

On December 21, 1881, Fanny married Reverend Levi Jenkins Coppin, a minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, pastor of Bethel AME Church Baltimore. Fanny Jackson Coppin started to become very involved with her husband's missionary work, and in 1902 the couple went to South Africa to perform missionary work, including the founding of the Bethel Institute, a missionary school with self-help programs.

In 1893, Coppin was one of five African American women invited to speak at the World's Congress of Representative Women in Chicago, with Anna Julia Cooper, Sarah Jane Woodson Early, Fannie Barrier Williams, and Hallie Quinn Brown.

After almost a decade of missionary work, Fanny Jackson Coppin's declining health forced her to return to Philadelphia, and she died on January 21, 1913. In 1926, a Baltimore teacher training school was named the Fanny Jackson Coppin Normal School (now Coppin State University).*




KAN



Kin 104: Yellow Cosmic Human


I endure in order to target
Transcending awareness
I seal the input of flowering
With the cosmic tone of presence
I am guided by the power of elegance.


Noogenesis is birth of the noosphere  through a mental (noo)genesis, a mind "rebirth" while simultaneously embodying the descent of a "Sirian" personality.*


*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.







The Sacred Tzolk'in 





Manipura Chakra (Limi Plasma





Monday, May 21, 2018

Blue Crystal Night - Spectral Serpent Moon of Liberation, Day 19







12 Akbal


Blue Crystal Night


Ask me to stem the great Ocean’s Tide

Ask me to halt the Moon’s silver Ride

Ask me to bless the blind with clear Sight

Ask me to banish all Darkness from Night

Ask me to heal the Wounds of the World

Ask me to find the Oyster’s rare Pearl

Ask me to live without Water or Air

Ask me to cut off my Breath or my Hair

But ask me not ever to cease loving you

For that is the one Thing I never could do.

©Kleomichele Leeds



Peggy Cooper Cafritz



Peggy Cooper Cafritz (born Pearl Alice Cooper; April 7, 1947 – February 18, 2018) was an American art collector, educator, civil rights activist, philanthropist and socialite.

Early life and education

Cafritz was born to the Coopers, one of the wealthiest African American families in Mobile, Alabama. Though named Pearl Alice at birth, her parents always called her Peggy, and they later legally changed her name. Her father worked for his family's business, which provided insurance and mortuary services. Her parents were socially acquainted with famous jazz musician Duke Ellington, namesake of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, which Cafritz would later co-found.

Cooper was raised Catholic, and she attended a Catholic elementary school for black children. The school was inferior to the local Catholic schools that only allowed white students to attend. During Christ the King parades each year, she and other black students who marched could only do so in the rear and, at the end of the parade route, they were only allowed to sit in the stadium's least desirable seats. At church, black families could only take communion after all the white families had already done so. When at the local movie theater, black families were only allowed to sit in the balcony.

The summer after graduating from high school, Cafritz and her friends tried to be served at a drive-in restaurant; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 had recently been passed, forbidding racial discrimination in restaurants. When Cafritz and her friends buzzed for service, several white teenage boys approached their car, spat on them, threw soda through their car window, and jumped on the hood of the car. Two police officers watched from nearby but did nothing.

In 1964, during the African-American civil rights movement, Cafritz graduated from St Mary's College in Indiana and moved to Washington, D.C. to attend George Washington University where she organized the Black Student Union and worked on the integration of fraternities and sororities in 1968. She received her law degree from George Washington University in 1971. In the 1970's she was the youngest fellow of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Career

Cafritz wanted to bring the money of the white people and the power of the black people in Washington, D.C., together.

In 1968, she organized a black arts festival and had inner-city students taken by bus in to the festival. Afterwards she and choreographer Mike Malone created a summer arts workshop for at-risk high school children. This program became the magnet school, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, which she and Malone founded in 1974 and which they modeled after New York City's High School of Performing Arts. Their goal was to start an arts-education program for local children who had showed promise but had no outlet to demonstrate their potential. Ellington was the only public high school in Washington, D.C., to train students with a curriculum in both academics and intensive professional arts training. Ellington alumni include Dave Chappelle, Denyce Graves, Hank Willis Thomas and Meshell Ndegeocello.

Cafritz was DC school board president from 2000 to 2006. She also served on the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and member of the board for many arts institutions.

In addition to her philanthropic career, Cafritz was programming executive and documentary producer for WTOP-TV, an assistant at Post-Newsweek Stations, to Harry Belafonte and M. Carl Holman, president of the National Urban Coalition. Cafritz was the first collector for many visual artists and has sponsored many projects including Spike Lee's Malcolm X.

In 2009 a house fire destroyed her home in DC's Kent neighborhood, ravaging the eight-bedroom architectural landmark where she held salons and kept her art collection, one of the largest private collections of African American and African art. Among those 300 works destroyed in the fire were works by Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden. She reached a settlement with the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority over the fire for their inadequate pressure in the hydrants. 

Cafritz moved to Dupont Circle in 2001 and continued to increase her collection. Included in the Cafritz collection is Carrie Mae Weems, El Anatsui, Chris Ofili, Mickalene Thomas, Glenn Ligon, Simone Leigh, Titus Kaphar, LaToya Ruby Frazier, William Villalongo, Tschabalala Self, Nathaniel Mary Quinn and Njideka Akunyili Crosby, whose work is featured on the cover of a 2018 book about Cafritz's collection.

Personal life

In 1981, Cafritz married real estate executive Conrad Cafritz. She was Catholic and he was Jewish. Together they had three children. The couple divorced in 1998; in the divorce documents, Peggy said her husband had cheated on her and had contempt for her friends and family who were black.

Cafritz died in Washington, D.C. on February 18, 2018, from complications from pneumonia after a period of declining health.

Works and publications

Cafritz, Peggy Cooper (2018). Fired Up! Ready to Go! Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity. The African American Art Collections of Peggy Cooper Cafritz. New York: Rizzoli International Publications. ISBN 978-0-847-86058-6. OCLC.*




AKBAL


Kin 103: Blue Crystal Night


I dedicate in order to dream
Universalizing intuition
I seal the input of abundance
With the crystal tone of cooperation
I am guided by the power of vision.


Form is the structure of cosmic reality; myth is the consciousness of cosmic reality.*



*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.








The Sacred Tzolk'in 





Vishuddha Chakra (Alpha Plasma)





Sunday, May 20, 2018

White Spectral Wind - Spectral Serpent Moon of Liberation, Day 18






11 Ik


White Spectral Wind


When all excess dissolves from fev’rish day
And minutes disappear in metaphor
Then alabaster bones alone do stay
Supporting one activity – no more
Necessities expendable become
I meditate entirely on Thee
No other function takes me from my home
Not hunger, commerce nor philosophy
Contemplation truly undertaken
Sustains the mind, the body and the soul
Bliss pervades and ecstasies awaken
All else is rendered dross when Thou art goal

If nought but thought of Thee is my desire
Then neither death nor life can quench the fire.


©Kleomichele Leeds

Betty Elaine Collette


Betty Elaine Collette (December 5, 1930 - February 5, 2017) was a veterinary pathologist from Asheville, North Carolina. She attended Stephens-Lee High School, earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Morgan State University, and her PhD in bacteriology from Catholic University of America. Collette was the only African-American pathology researcher at Georgetown University School of Medicine in the 1950's. Her research focused on hypertension in animals. Later in her career, she was a professor at Howard University.*




IK



Kin 102: White Spectral Wind

I dissolve in order to communicate
Releasing breath
I seal the input of spirit
With the spectral tone of liberation
I am guided by my own power doubled.


Most art communicates subliminally; the more pure and attuned the art form and artist, the more subliminal communication there will be in the form of artistic expression.*


*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.







 The Sacred Tzolk'in




Svadhistana Chakra (Kali Plasma)






Saturday, May 19, 2018

Red Planetary Dragon - Spectral Serpent Moon of Liberation, Day 17








10 Imix


Red Planetary Dragon


Shimmering
New Moon

Golden Cuticle
Suspended under
The evening Star

A Shadow ‘round
Your crescent Horn
Belies your Maiden State

 Transfiguration signified –
Re-birth reborn at the eastern Gate.


©Kleomichele Leeds



Cordell Cleare



Cordell Cleare is an activist and advocate. In 2017 she ran for City Council to represent the 9th district. She is currently the Democratic District Leader for the 70th Assembly District, Part A. She also co-founded the Michelle Obama Community Democratic Club which is located in Central Harlem.

She has fought for environmental and social justice, tenants' rights and better educational opportunities and resources for public school students. The recipient of the 1997 Brooke Russell Astor Award for advocacy and work to prevent childhood lead poisoning, Cordell chaired the New York City Coalition to End Lead Poisoning (NYCCELP). NYCCELP is the grassroots organization that spearheaded the fight to effect the most comprehensive childhood lead poisoning prevention law in the nation (Local Law 1 of 2004).

Cordell served on the staff of former City Councilman and Deputy Majority Leader Bill Perkins where she advocated for individuals as well as the community on a wide range of issues. Her work in that office brought positive results; restoring public benefits, preventing illegal evictions and uncovering national scandals. She worked extensively with former City Councilman Perkins on a variety of critical community and legislative matters including black male unemployment, land use & historic preservation, infant mortality, justice for the Central Park 5 and lead poisoning prevention.

Cordell was elected to Community School Board District 3 and served from 1999 – 2004. After the Mayor's dismantling of school boards, Community District Education Councils were formed. In 2004 Cordell was elected by parents to the District 3 Community Education Council in 2004, and again in 2005. As an education advocate she has supported the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, and she joined the fight for badly needed resources, funding, and technology and capital improvements, particularly in the most under served and lowest performing schools in the district. Parent empowerment and involvement, hiring qualified teachers, as well as policy reforms are among many issues for which Cordell advocated. She served as Perkins’ Chief of Staff in the State Senate, where she continued to work on important issues affecting the community.

As the female Democratic District Leader in the 68th Assembly District in Harlem (2007 – 2015), Cordell organized and participated in many efforts to build and improve the community. She encouraged participation in the political process. Through the Sojourner Truth Democratic Club, she supported and worked successfully to get numerous Democratic candidates on the ballot and elected to federal, state, city and party positions. After the 2010 Census and the redistricting that followed in 2012, Cordell was drawn into a new district (70th Assembly District) where she ran for and won the vacant seat in 2015 and was re-elected to the position in 2017.

In 2007, she served as Coordinator of “CD 15 for Obama” and led petitioning efforts to get Barack Obama on the ballot in the 15th congressional district in New York, gathering the second highest number of signatures for his Presidential race than any other congressional district on the East Coast. Cordell also sat as an Obama delegate in the historic 2008 National Democratic Convention in Denver, Colorado.

Early life

Cordell Cleare was born in the Bahamas and raised in Harlem. Her work in the community started when, as a resident, she addressed community issues and housing conditions. She is an advocate against lead poisoning which affected the building where she lived. She organized tenants and community around lead paint poisoning.

Career

Cordell Cleare has worked for over 15 years for New York State Senator Bill Perkins (politician). She is a member of the Sojourner Truth Democratic Club based in New York City, NY, and New York City District Leader for District 70. She is currently running for Harlem City Council seat of Inez Dickens. She was a New York Delegate for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. She has served as chair to the New York City Coalition to End Lead Poisoning. Her family was directly affected by lead poisoning. She says, "as chief of staff she has been able to help the Harlem community to navigate the system". She has been Democratic District Leader. As a delegate, she supported Barack Obama's run for presidency.

She is on the Advisory Board for the African American Day Parade, and has worked with the African Day Parade.

Cleare and Bill Perkins advocated for justice in the Central Park jogger case.

She has worked and supported "New York Health" bill to establish universal healthcare system for the state of New York.

In 2008, Cleare campaigned for President Barack Obama's 2008 run for the presidency.

She was a Bernie Sanders delegate for the Democratic Party Convention in 2016.

As of 2017, Cleare is running for Harlem Council Member to represent District #9. She was recently endorsed by New York's Amsterdam News: "....we clearly understand the significant role she played during her years working in the City Council and State Senate. Now, it's her turn in the election arena".

2017 - The League of Pissed off Voters of New York endorsed Cordell for District 9 City Council, stating that "she is exactly the kind of grass-roots figure we want to see taking up offices throughout this city". 

Quotes

"I'm not tired of serving". It has been a constant learning experience and constant fulfillment providing leadership for this community. I wake up everyday thinking about this job."

"We've dealt with this, we've lived with this, we've withstood loss of property, loss of irreplaceable items, photographs, record albums, artwork, loss of days from work, and just by the grace of God no one has been physically injured," said tenant Cordell Cleare.

Awards

1997: Brooke Russell Astor Award - Co-Chair of the New York City Coalition to End Lead Poisoning*




IMIX



Kin 101: Red Planetary Dragon

I perfect in order to nurture
Producing being
I seal the input of birth
With the planetary tone of manifestation
I am guided by the power of universal water.


True knowledge is based on experience of both the external and internal worlds. The external world is the effect; the internal world is the cause.*


*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.






The Sacred Tzolk'in 




Ajna Chakra (Gamma Plasma)




Friday, May 18, 2018

Yellow Solar Sun - Spectral Serpent Moon of Liberation, Day 16





9 Ahau
Yellow Solar Sun

Galileo of the night Sky
 I sing this Verse for you

‘Round your Head a Halo’s made
From the glowing Nimbus of the Moon

In the Palm of your Hand
You hold the Sun

When her glorious Orbit
Of Earth is done

Galaxies and Stars
Are home to you

For you alone do hear
The clarion Call of Truth

Copernicus and you
Move Heaven and Earth

To lift the stubborn Minds of Men
Mistaken in their Dearth

Of Knowledge, erroneous
Views and egocentric Thought

Raucous Argument and
Persecution come to Naught

For Righteousness with you abides –
Your sidereal Kingdom is bona fide! 

©Kleomichele Leeds




Constance Clayton



Constance ("Connie") Elaine Clayton, PhD, EdD (maiden; born 1933) is an American educator and civic leader. Notably, from 1982 to 1993, she was the Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia. Clayton holds distinctions of being the first woman and the first African American to serve as Superintendent of Schools in Philadelphia. In 1992, the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education established the Constance E. Clayton Professorship, a first in the name of an African American woman at an Ivy League institution. Clayton is known for her "forceful persona" and "no-nonsense" approach and for her advocacy for children.


Constance Elaine Clayton was born in 1933 in Philadelphia to Levi Clayton (1906–1987) and Willabell Harris (maiden; 1910–2004). Her parents – who married February 19, 1931, in Philadelphia – separated September 1935, when she was two, and legally divorced on April 4, 1952. Constance was raised by her mother, Willabell Clayton, and maternal grandmother Sarah Harris. She has said of her childhood that "I had everything I needed and most of the things I wanted. I really was very fortunate." Her mother took her to art museums, establishing a lifelong love for art. Clayton attended Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School and the Philadelphia High School for Girls. She credits lawyer Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, the wife of civil rights attorney Raymond Pace Alexander, as one of her mentors.

She received her B.A. and M.A. at Temple University in 1955, where she specialized in elementary school administration. She earned her PhD from Pennsylvania State University in 1974, and a Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.) in educational administration from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education in 1981.

She was the national social action chairman of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

Teaching career

From 1955 to 1964 Clayton worked as a fourth grade teacher in the School District of Philadelphia at the William H. Harrison School in North Philadelphia. From 1964 to 1969 she designed social studies curricula for elementary grades. From 1969 to 1971 she was the head of a new African and Afro-American Studies program, addressing issues for students of all ages.

During 1971-1972, she became director of the Women's Bureau for the Middle Atlantic States, working for the United States Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. to support women’s employment status and pay equity.

From 1973 to 1983, she was first the director and then the associate superintendent of the Early Childhood Program for the Philadelphia school system. Under her direction, the program was seen as a national model. During this time she also went back to school, earning her PhD in 1974, and her Ed.D. in educational administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education in 1981.

Superintendent of Schools

In 1983, Constance Clayton defeated 83 other candidates to become the superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia. She was Philadelphia’s first African American woman superintendent. She served in the position from 1983 to 1993. She also became president-elect of the national Council of Great City Schools. The Philadelphia school system was the sixth largest school system in the United States, employing approximately 24,500 teachers, administrators, and support staff at over 250 locations. Challenges included the extreme poverty of much of the student body and a budget deficit.

Clayton set a number of goals for the city’s schools, including balancing the budget, standardizing the curriculum, and attracting private sector support. At the end of her first 8 years as superintendent, the school system had been largely successful in meeting those goals.

Clayton was a moral voice in support of children in the education system, emphasizing that "Somebody had better step forward and be the advocate for kids." She emphasized the need for federal, state, and city governments to all make a "concrete investment" in education. She recognized the difficulties faced by many children, and promoted programs to address their needs, including the Homeless Student Initiative, America 2000, a broader sexual education program, and acceptance of pregnant students who wish to graduate. "We must educate the kids born into poverty and despair. We must value all kids and not just a select few." "We have enormously talented kids who have a great deal of potential, children who are aspiring." According to Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Claude Lewis, Clayton "made meaningful improvement and provided a measure of hope for students and teachers alike who live with despair." She retired in 1993.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Since her retirement, Constance Clayton has continued to be active in the community and to serve on the boards of a number of institutions. These include the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she serves on the board of trustees. In 2000 she founded the museum's African American Collections Committee. Her work with the museum has led to the creation of the exhibits Treasures of Ancient Nigeria (1982) and Represent: 200 Years of African American Art (2014).

Awards and honors

17 honorary doctorates
Rockefeller Foundation fellowship, c. 1974
Gimbel Award
Rev. Jesse F. Anderson Memorial Award from Widener University
Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania Award
Humanitarian Service Award from the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations
Star Community Commitment to Education Award, 2008, from the Philadelphia Education Fund
The General Assembly of Pennsylvania. "House Resolution No. 475 : A Resolution Honoring the educational and professional achievements of Dr. Constance E. Clayton, the first African American and the first woman superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia". Pennsylvania General Assembly.

The Constance E. Clayton Professorship

The Constance E. Clayton Professorship in Urban Education was established in 1992 at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. It received support from the William Penn Foundation, Cigna, The Vanguard Group, and PNC Bank. Constance Clayton was the first African American woman to have a professorship named for her at an Ivy League institution. U. Penn also established, in her honor, The Clayton Lecture Series on Urban Education.*




AHAU



Kin 100: Yellow Solar Sun

I pulse in order to enlighten
Realizing life
I seal the matrix of universal fire
With the solar tone of intention
I am guided by the power of intelligence.


The fourth dimension is the pure imaginal mental dimension wherein all of the astral movies are stored.*


*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2017-2018.






The Sacred Tzolk'in 





Muladhara Chakra (Seli Plasma)