[Fundraising letter for the Southern Student Defense Fund, signed in pen]. Connie Tucker.

[Fundraising letter for the Southern Student Defense Fund, signed in pen]

St. Petersburg, FL: Junta of Militant Organizations (JOMO), 1971. 8.5x11 inch mimeographed sheet, mild handling wear, signed by Tucker.

Tucker's case, in which she was sentenced to 5 years on a marijuana charge, attracted the attention of activists at the time and was discussed in the October 1971 issue of Ebony. In this letter she solicits donations for a defense fund for political prisoners. She credits her early release from prison to the hundreds of letters that had been sent on her behalf to Florida officials. Tucker was a co-founder of the Black Youth for Peace and Power in Tampa, Florida, as well as the Florida State Chairwoman of the Junta of Militant Organizations, and a founding member of the African People’s Socialist Party.

Cat.No: 244227

Price: $45.00