Faye Wattleton, Alyce Faye Wattleton

Faye Wattleton (1943–    ), who was born Alyce Faye Wattleton in St. Louis, Missouri, took the helm of the national Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1978, becoming the first black and the second woman since Margaret Sanger to do so. After stepping down from her position in 1992, she wrote her memoir, which was published in 1996 as Life on the Line. In 1993, the woman who defined the debate about sex education, contraception, and abortion was inducted into the national Women's Hall of Fame. A graduate of The Ohio State University (bachelor's degree) and Columbia University (master's degree), she was co-founder and president of the Center for the Advancement of Women and currently is a managing director with the consulting firm Alvarez and Marsal in New York City. 

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