Tucker, Rosina Corrothers

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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.

From the description of Rosina C. Tucker Papers, 1981-1984. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122531876

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associatedWith Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. corporateBody
associatedWith Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Ladies Auxiliary. corporateBody
associatedWith Walker-Hill, Helen person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
African American women
Labor unions
Labor unions
Labor unions
Women labor union members


Active 1981

Active 1984


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