C. Delores Tucker

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Cynthia Delores Tucker was an African-American politician. She was known for her civil rights activism and for being against gangsta rap music. She died when she was 78 on October 12, 2005.

In 1971, Tucker became the first black female United States Secretary of State. In 1990 she started the African-American Women for Reproductive Freedom with 15 other African American women and men. In 1996 Tucker was chosen by People magazine as one of "25 of the Most Intriguing People in the World" .

Tucker started Vital Issues: The Journal of African American Speeches.