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Rosina C. Tucker papers,

Title
Rosina C. Tucker papers, 1981-1984.
Author
Tucker, Rosina Corrothers.
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Box 1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 372 Box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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0.2 lin. ft.
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Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
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Note
  • Photographs transferred to the Photographs and Prints Division.
Source (note)
  • Prof. Joseph Wilson
Biography (note)
  • Born in 1881 in Washington D.C., Rosina Corrothers Tucker worked as a union organizer for the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and served as the first president of the union's Ladies Auxiliary.
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  • Accessioned
Call Number
Sc MG 372
Author
Tucker, Rosina Corrothers.
Title
Rosina C. Tucker papers, 1981-1984.
Summary
Correspondence, certificates and awards, speeches, printed matter and other documents marking the celebration of Rosina Tucker's 100 birthday, her contribution to the trade-union movement and her many achievements as a community and civil rights organizer.
Biography
Born in 1881 in Washington D.C., Rosina Corrothers Tucker worked as a union organizer for the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and served as the first president of the union's Ladies Auxiliary. She assisted in the planning for a March on Washington in 1941 to demand fair employment practices for African Americans, and also helped organize laundry and domestic workers in the District of Columbia. A prominent church, civic and community activist in Washington D.C., she helped found the Northeast Women's Club, served as the first president of the Public Interest Civic Association, and was the driving force in a campaign for the expansion and construction of better public schools in Washington D.C. She is the author of an autobiographical work "My Life As I Lived It," and was the narrator for the television documentary "Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggles," produced in 1982.
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Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
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Sc MG 372
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