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C. DeLores Tucker (1927-2005)

Type: 

Roadside

Civil rights leader and activist for women. She was the first African American Secretary of State in the nation. Lived here for 47 years. Spearheaded Commission on the Status of Women and championed the PA Equal Rights Amendment, policies on affirmative action, voter registration by mail and lowering the voting age to 18. Led a successful crusade critical of the music industry and lyrics demeaning to women, African Americans, and children.

Dedication Date: 

07/22/2006

Location

6700 Lincoln Dr., Phila.

County: 

Philadelphia

Latitude: 

40.05

Longitude: 

-75.19