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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Sterling Tucker.

Author: Tucker Sterling; Larry Crowe; Edgar Carey Lane; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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City administrator, consultant, and nonprofit executive Sterling Tucker was born in Akron, Ohio on December 21, 1923. After high school, he enrolled in the University of Akron, earning his A.B. degree in 1946 and his M.A. degree in 1950. Moving to Washington, DC in 1956, Tucker became the head of the Washington chapter of the National Urban League. Remaining in that position until 1974, when he was elected to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Tucker Sterling
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tucker Sterling; Larry Crowe; Edgar Carey Lane; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150264
Credits: Videographer, Edgar Carey Lane.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Washington, District of Columbia
2004 August 2.
Description: 1 online resource (8 video files (3 hr., 41 min., 46 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Sterling Tucker
Sterling Tucker

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City administrator, consultant, and nonprofit executive Sterling Tucker was born in Akron, Ohio on December 21, 1923. After high school, he enrolled in the University of Akron, earning his A.B. degree in 1946 and his M.A. degree in 1950. Moving to Washington, DC in 1956, Tucker became the head of the Washington chapter of the National Urban League. Remaining in that position until 1974, when he was elected to Washington’s City Council in the first election after the establishment of Home Rule. In 1978, Tucker ran for the office of mayor, but lost to Marion Barry. Following his defeat in the mayoral campaign, Tucker was named assistant secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, remaining until 1981. That year, he opened Sterling Tucker Associates, a consulting firm. From 1988 to 1990, he served as Washington, DC’s drug czar, working to develop strategies for combating drug usage.

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