Letter from Samuel W. Tucker to Alexandria Librarian

Title

Letter from Samuel W. Tucker to Alexandria Librarian

Description

Samuel W. Tucker, a black attorney, sent this letter to Alexandria Librarian Katharine Scoggin in the months following his 1939 sit-in protest of the city's whites only library. In it, Tucker explains that he would "refuse to accept a card to be used at the library to be constructed and operated at Alfred and Wythe Streets in lieu of card to be used at the existing library on Queen Street."

Creator

Samuel W. Tucker

Source

Alexandria Black History Museum

Publisher

Alexandria Library

Date

February 13, 1940

Original Format

paper

Description

Samuel W. Tucker, a black attorney, sent this letter to Alexandria Librarian Katharine Scoggin in the months following his 1939 sit-in protest of the city's whites only library. In it, Tucker explains that he would "refuse to accept a card to be used at the library to be constructed and operated at Alfred and Wythe Streets in lieu of card to be used at the existing library on Queen Street."

Creator

Samuel W. Tucker

Date

February 13, 1940

Source

Alexandria Black History Museum