Thank you, Charles Perry, for sending this letter to me after hearing my presentation. I hope sharing this story helps it take its historic place in American history.
Your recent presentation at Lansdowne Woods on the life of Mr. Samuel Wilbert Tucker, a history unknown to me, and his signature involvement in the 1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In. was not only educational, but moving as well.
As a graduate of Howard University, as was Mr. Tucker, I found your presentation to be personal and touching. FYI, your book chronicling the life of Mr. Tucker is now recommended reading for the Perry Family.
Nancy, in short you have added to our educational experience and to our knowledge of this chapter of the Civil Rights Movement. We are all the better for it.
With much respect,
Charles C. Perry
Colonel (ret) U.S. Army
Howard University Class of 1958