Carolyn Payton served as the first Black and female Director of the United States Peace Corps in 1977. She was also a pioneer in Black women's leadership within the American Psychological Association.
She is a graduate of the all women's HBCU, Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina where she established a scholarship fund.
Throughout her career, she served as a professor at Livingstone College, Elizabeth City State University, Virginia State College, and Howard University. Happy Black History Month! #blackhistorymonth #blackgirlmagic