Tucker, Sterling (1923-2019)

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The Sterling Tucker collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, photographs, and professional material.

Manuscripts consist of statements and articles by Tucker dating from 1969 to 1972 relating to politics in Washington D.C., personal statements relating to subjects such as the need for rent control legislation in Washington D.C., Home Rule for D.C., need for low and moderate income housing, among other topics.

Correspondence includes letters to members of Congress and citizens of Washington D.C. regarding subjects such as rent control, minority economic opportunities, mortgage interest rates, and Title 34 Human Rights legislation.

Printed material includes newspaper clippings containing statements from Tucker regarding Home Rule for the District of Columbia, federal cuts in social programs, rent control, public housing, property tax increase, among other topics.

Photographs include images of Tucker taking the oath of office on reappointment to the City Council as Vice Chairman in 1972, at the Cerebral Palsy Telethon, speaking at the President’s Committee in Employment of the Handicapped Conference in 1971, and speaking at the Conference of Apprenticeship Information Center.

Professional material consists of Tucker’s appointment books from 1950, 1953 to 1965, 1967 to 1968, and 1971 to 1977.

Notable Figures
1. Tucker, Sterling
Associated Subjects
1. African American Collections -- Politics, Public Affairs, and Social Activism Subject Guide
2. Public Affairs Subject Guide
3. Washington (D.C.) -- Politics and government -- 1967-1995.
4. American literature -- African American authors
5. Civil rights -- United States.
6. American literature--20th century
7. African American authors
8. African American civil rights workers