Samuel Wilbert Tucker Lawyer

Samuel Wilbert Tucker (June 18, 1913 – October 19, 1990) was an American lawyer and a cooperating attorney with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). As a founding partner in the Richmond, Virginia firm of Hill, Tucker and Marsh, he is best remembered for one of his several civil rights cases before the Supreme Court of the United States: Green v. County School Board of New Kent County which, according to The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights In America, "did more to advance school integration than any other Supreme Court decision since Brown." He is also remembered for organizing a 1939 sit-in at the then-segregated Alexandria, Virginia public library. Tucker was born in Alexandria, Virginia on June 18, 1913. He later said: "I got involved in the civil rights movement on June 18, 1913, in Alexandria. I was born black." At 14, he and his brothers were involved in an incident in Alexandria when they refused to give up a seat on a streetcar to a white person. He also set his sights on becoming a lawyer at an early age, starting to read law books when he was about 10.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 18th, 1913
Date of death
October 19th, 1990 at age of 77
Place of death
Richmond, Virginia, United States of America


1. Howard University Colleges/University

Howard University is a federally chartered, private, coeducational, nonsectarian, historically black university located in Washington, D.C., United States. It has a Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education status of RU/H: Research Universities (high research activity).

Type Private university
2013. 514 mil. $
2010. 400 mil. $
Institution colors
March 2nd, 1867
2400 Sixth St NW, 20059 - Washington, D.C., United States of America
2012. 6,688
2010. 6,932
2009. 6,952
2012. 3,314
2010. 3,447
Acceptance rate
2014. 35.0 %
2012. 49.3 %
2010. 54.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 21.5 K $
2010. 17.1 K $
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