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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Media Company Chief Executive
Nonprofit Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Champagne
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Africa, Caribbean
Favorite Quote:
I Am Motivated By Anything That Speaks To The Spirit In Reaching One's Destiny.

Birthplace

Born:
8/29/1942
Birth Location:
Atlanta, Georgia

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Media Company Chief Executive
Nonprofit Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Champagne
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Africa, Caribbean
Favorite Quote:
I Am Motivated By Anything That Speaks To The Spirit In Reaching One's Destiny.

Birthplace

Born:
8/29/1942
Birth Location:
Atlanta
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Biography

Carole Henderson Tyson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 29, 1942 of parents who were pioneers in the field of African travel and tourism. Their company, Henderson Travel, was founded in 1955. After finishing high school, Tyson attended Tufts University, where she earned a B.A. in languages in 1964. From there, she attended Howard University, earning her M.A. in French and African literature in 1968, and a Ph.D. in anthropology and education from Harvard University in 1970.

Following her graduation from Tufts University, Tyson worked as a French teacher in Danbury, Connecticut. In the year between her M.A. and Ph.D., she worked as a lecturer at the University of California-Berkeley. Tyson married her husband John Tyson in 1971, and the following year, they traveled to Tanzania to study child development. Returning to the United States, she began work for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where she oversaw economic development plans for Senegal in 1983 and Lesotho from 1986 to 1988. Tyson was then appointed vice president for international affairs at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. She currently works for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program at Howard University, and as president and CEO of Henderson’s Global Voices, a speaker’s bureau that supplies speakers with expertise on Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East to corporations, academia and other organizations.

Active in numerous organizations, Tyson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs and sits on the board of trustees of the International Foundation for Education and Self Help (IFESH). She is also a former trustee of Clark Atlanta University and the former president of Black Professionals in International Affairs.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Carole Henderson Tyson describes the origin of her middle name and her nickname
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Carole Henderson Tyson states her mother's name and place of birth
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about her mother's ancestors
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Carole Henderson Tyson shares a story about her maternal relatives, pt.1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Carole Henderson Tyson shares a story about her maternal relatives, pt.2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about the book, 'The Star Creek Papers'
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about her mother
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about her father and his parents
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Carole Henderson Tyson describes her paternal grandmother
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Carole Henderson Tyson describes her father
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Carole Henderson Tyson describes her mother's fashion career and the opening of Henderson Travel Service in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about the opening of Henderson Travel Service in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about her mother going to Chez Haynes in Paris, France and African American expatriates
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Carole Henderson Tyson describes her parents assisting in the development of tourism in Africa during the 1950s
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about the trip her mother arranged for Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to Oslo, Norway
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about her relationship with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about the African and African American leaders and organizations who were clients of Henderson Travel Service
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about the foreign leaders her mother met through Henderson travel Service
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about Reverend Leon Sullivan
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Carole Henderson Tyson reflects upon the legacy of Henderson Travel Service
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Carole Henderson Tyson describes her childhood in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Carole Henderson Tyson describes the schools she attended from nursery school through high school
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Carole Henderson Tyson describes her experience at Saint Mary's-in-the-Mountains School in Bethlehem, New Hampshire
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Carole Henderson Tyson remembers her teachers at Saint Mary's-in-the-Mountains School in Bethlehem, New Hampshire
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Carole Henderson Tyson describes Atlanta University Laboratory Elementary School- Oglethorpe in Atlanta, Georgia and her first trip to Europe
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Carole Henderson Tyson remembers her experiences at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about her experience in France and subsequently teaching French and Ballet
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about going to Howard University to get her M.A. in French and being introduced to Negritude writers by Will Mercer Cook
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Carole Henderson Tyson remembers teaching Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about the 1960s in Berkeley, California
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about moving to Chicago, Illinois and then going to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about why she studied anthropology
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about meeting her husband and his relationship with Al Gore
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about living in Nairobi, Kenya in 1973
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Carole Henderson Tyson shares a story about feeding her infant, camel milk in an African desert
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about teaching at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and joining U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about living in Senegal
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about her work in Senegal with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Carole Henderson Tyson describes living in Lesotho and her relations with South Africa
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Carole Henderson Tyson remembers going to a gold mine in Lesotho and the miner's living conditions
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Carole Henderson Tyson describes her work in Lesotho and the lack of African Americans in the U.S. State Department
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about working with USAID in Haiti in the early 1990s
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Carole Henderson Tyson describes her work in Jamaica with USAID and Jamaica's politics
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about Jamaican culture and her work in Jamaica with USAID
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Carole Henderson Tyson talks about Henderson's Global Voice and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Carole Henderson Tyson describes her hopes for the African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Carole Henderson Tyson considers what she would have done differently
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Carole Henderson Tyson reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Carole Henderson Tyson describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Carole Henderson Tyson narrated her photographs