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Via Indiana Star
Political activist C. DeLores Tucker, 78, who marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., was the first black to serve as secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in later years protested against obscenities in rap music, died Wednesday.

The West Mount Airy, Pa., resident spent her life fighting for civil rights; it was a struggle she carried out with poise and elegance. She was known for wearing turbans with matching ensembles, even when taking to the streets or being arrested.

Within hours of her death -- of undisclosed causes at Suburban Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center in Norristown, Pa. -- many of the area's politicians issued statements.

Tucker was such a vocal and visible opponent of the messages in rap music that rappers took to ridiculing her in their lyrics. She fired back with defamation lawsuits.
Such a great woman, she'll be missed. I don't think they mentioned it, but she was the President of the National Political Congress of Black Women.


Another notable death:
Jack White, a reporter whose story on President Nixon's underpayment of income taxes won a Pulitzer Prize and led Nixon to utter the famous "I am not a crook," died Wednesday. White, 63, died at his Cape Cod home, said WPRI-TV in Providence, R.I.

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