S.W. Tucker Talk – Wednesday, April 6th

March 30, 2011

Remembering Civil Rights Pioneer

Samuel W. Tucker

A Conversation with Writer Stephen J. Ackerman and

Alexandria Black History Museum Director Louis Hicks

5:30-7:00pm – Wednesday, April 6th

Virginia Tech Alexandria Center

1021 Prince Street, 3rd Floor

Open to the Public!

Discuss the life and legacies of Alexandria-born Civil Rights pioneer Samuel W. Tucker with Louis Hicks, Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, and Stephen J. Ackerman, who has written extensively about Tucker and his role in the 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In.

Background  material:

S. J. Ackerman. 2000. “The Trials of S.W. Tucker.” Washington Post Magazine. June 11.

Alexandria Black History Museum, “America’s First Sit Down Strike: The 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-in.”

Co-sponsored by the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs Politics and Planning Speaker Series, the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment, and the Urban Affairs and Planning Diversity Speakers’ Series.


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