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1/ This #MLKDay, I'm asking you to take a moment and consider supporting a project to tell the story of the late Cora Tucker, a woman whose story of leadership and participation in the civil rights movement needs to be told. gofundme.com/coratucker
2/ Cora Tucker is @hey_ebie's grandmother. Tucker grew up in Halifax County, Virginia, the daughter of a widowed sharecropper. She was quoted as saying growing up in the segregated south was "pure hell". At a young age she vowed to fight for justice.
3/ And she did. She spent a lifetime fighting for equality, and for environmental and human rights. She formed a a grassroots organization called Citizens for a Better America that advocated for a range of issues such as voting rights: gofundme.com/coratucker
4/ Tucker died in 1997. You can read some of the details of her remarkable life in her obituary. "Every community needs a Cora Tucker," noted Parren Mitchell, a former Congressman from Maryland who helped launch Tucker's career as an activist in the 70s: …nchanges.digitalscholarship.emory.edu/sc19-2_1204/sc…
5/ As we remember the generation of civil rights activists who have passed & recommit ourselves to building a more just world in future, help @hey_ebie tell the story of her grandmother, and add another point to that storied arc that bends towards justice: gofundme.com/coratucker
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