National Urban League Mourns the Passing of Affiliate Leader Sterling Tucker

By National Urban League
Published 11 AM EST, Sun Dec 8, 2019

NEW YORK (July 17, 2019) -- National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial issued the following statement today regarding the passing of civil rights activist  Sterling Tucker:

“The Urban League Movement joins Sterling Tucker’s family and friends and the Washington, D.C. community in mourning a tireless advocate for racial justice and dedicated public servant.  Mr. Tucker led the Washington, D.C., Urban League affiliate from 1956 to 1974, through the height of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement and served as a mentor and role model for a generation of leaders.  Our movement was made stronger by his influence and guiding hand and his legacy lives on through our work.”