When Eva Clayton took office in 1992, she became the first African American woman to represent North Carolina in the United States Congress since George White’s term ended in 1901. Clayton made history! She would go onto be the president of her congressional freshman class and a leader on a key committee. In our A Storied Past: North Carolina’s African American History video series, Clayton says her determination pointed her in the right direction, but the actions of others made the historic difference.
Producer: Melody Hunter-Pillion. NC State University
Public History Music: Kevin MacLeod