Suzanne Revaleon was born on September 13, 1912, raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She graduated at the top of her class at the Fletcher School but was almost blocked from speaking at graduation because she was an African American. Her father interceded since he did not believe in being blocked by racial prejudice.
Suzanne continued to study at Cambridge High and Latin and Salem State Teachers College. She was the seventh African American teacher to be hired in the Cambridge Public Schools. Suzanne taught at the Houghton School for five years and then married Robert H. Green, a lawyer. Once married, Suzanne was fired from her position since it was the policy that married teachers could not teach. Her husband took the city to court for illegal firing, and after a long battle, Suzanne and two other women were reinstated and given their back pay.
Green retired from teaching and focused on serving and volunteering the Girl Scouts, Cambridge Community Center, and the Cambridge YWCA.
Suzanne Revaleon Green became an assistant director of training for the Boston Office of Opportunities. This was a job that she held for 11 years. She was devoted to her community.
Suzanne Revaleon Green died on February 10, 2012.