The Late C. DeLores Tucker Honored With Historical Marker In Philadelphia

Pennsylvania’s first African-American Secretary of State, the late C. DeLores Tucker, was honored with an official state historical marker outside her home in Philadelphia. Tucker was a civil rights leader and a force behind the formation of the first Commission on the Status of Women.

“C. DeLores Tucker was a catalyst for change in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania whose concerns ranged from civil rights to voting rights to rap music lyrics,” said PHMC Executive Director Barbara Franco. “Her influence impacted national programs as well as local and state issues.”

Tucker worked to promote women and African-Americans to state boards and commissions and was instrumental in changing the voting age from 21 to 18 years of age.

Another historical marker was dedicated to her in April and stands near the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg. The marker dedicated today is outside her home of 47 years at 6700 Lincoln Dr., Philadelphia.

This marker joins over 2,500 others that depict people, places and events of interest in the commonwealth. For information on the historical marker program, visit http://www.phmc.state.pa.us.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Via PRNewswire

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