Tucker Talk at Zion Baptist Church, Feb. 12, 2023

Telling Samuel Wilbert Tucker’s story in the Alexandria, VA church his family attended and where he played the piano, was especially meaningful for me. I was thrilled to be invited and pleased so many people, including neighbors, wanted to know more about Tucker and his work to desegregate public libraries and public schools. The sit-in he planned at the Alexandria Library in 1939  is the earliest-known civil rights sit-in at a public library.

 The delicious cake at the reception after my presentation was beautifully decorated with the cover of the biography of Tucker that I wrote.