16 may 1968 & tut tate
#OTD 16 May 1968 Tut Tate, a native Washingtonian, was an active organizer with the Poor People's Campaign (PPC). Prior to moving to DC for PPC and Resurrection City, she was a SNCC member and organizer of voter registration campaigns in Mississippi from 1965-1968. She apparently led a contingent from Mississippi to DC. Ms. Tate worked for AFSCME after the campaign ended.
Your comments are welcome below. Do you, a family member or neighbor remember Tut Tate? Did you work with her at AFSCME? You may comment privately here.
Photo source: Courtesy of DCPL Special Collections, 17 May 1968. Bernie Boston, photographer.
"Tut Tate: As Remembered by Juadine Henderson," Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement.