My life as I have lived it : the autobiography of Rosina Corrothers-Tucker (1881-1987) / [Rosina Corrothers-Tucker] ; edited by C. Bernard Ruffin.

Author
Tucker, Rosina Corrothers [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Westminster, Md. : Heritage Books, 2011.
Description
xii, 298 p. ; 22 cm.

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"During her lifetime, Mrs. Tucker witnessed significant historical events, major social change, and technological advancements...The daughter of former slaves, she attended Washington's prestigious M Street (later Dunbar) High School...In her youth, she heard tales of slavery from the mouths of former slaves. She attended the funeral of Frederick Douglass in 1895 and witnessed the Washington Race Riot of 1919. She participated in the March on Washington in 1963, and experienced, in her lifetime, the growth and death of segregation in the District of Columbia...[I]n 1925 she helped to found the Brotherhood of Sleeping-Car Porters, the first successful African-American labor union in the United States. For most of its existence she served as Secretary-Treasurer of its Ladies Auxiliary. For many years an elder at Washington's Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church, she was also active in civic and community work..."--P. [4] of cover.
Notes
Includes index.
Other title(s)
Autobiography of Rosina Corrothers-Tucker (1881-1987)
ISBN
  • 9780788453649 ((trade pbk.))
  • 0788453645 ((trade pbk.))
LCCN
2012371365
OCLC
795383293
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