Rosina Tucker won the 1983 Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award. She narrated the 1982 documentary Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle: The Untold Story of the Black Pullman Porter, directed by Jack Santino and Paul Wagner. The daughter of former slaves, Tucker was a music teacher, an organist at the Liberty Baptist Church, and a file clerk for the federal government. She worked for the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters until she founded the International Ladies' Auxiliary in 1937. Working with the Brotherhood, the Ladies' Auxiliary fought against racism, focusing on the need for civil rights legislation, the protection of minority voting rights, and the preservation of dignity on the job.
Full Name: Rosina Tucker
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