C. Delores Tucker
We are not a problem people; we are a people with problems. We have historic strengths; we have survived because of family.
Tucker participated in the 1965 march in Selma, Alabama alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and raised funds for the NAACP. In 1971, she was the first African American woman Secretary of State in the U.S. serving the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the convening founder and national chair of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) having succeeded the Hon. Shirley Chisholm in 1992. She led the effort to make Pennsylvania one of the first states to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. Tucker was a leader in instituting voter registration by mail and reducing the voting age from 21 to 18 years of age.