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Luther Stuckey interview


Luther Harold Stuckey (1894-1992) was a teacher, civil rights activist, and a leader in the desegregation of public facilities in Charles County, Maryland. He served as the the President of the Charles County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for 24 years. In this oral history interview, Stuckey shares his experiences as a civil rights activist during the Jim Crow era in Southern Maryland. He discusses his advocacy work to remove the “white only” signs from public spaces as well as to ensure equal pay and fair hiring practices for Black workers. He describes the opposition he faced from both the Black and white communities in his battle for equal rights. Stuckey also talks about his relationship with freedom fighter Lillie May Carroll Jackson and provides his view on what he saw as militancy in civil rights activities.




Contributor(s) Notes

Narrator: Luther H. Stuckey
Interviewer: Richard Richardson

Production Note

The McKeldin-Jackson Project was an effort to examine the Maryland civil rights movement of the mid-20th century through the medium of oral history by focusing on the roles played by pioneering freedom fighter Lillie May Carroll Jackson and Theodore R. McKeldin, who was Mayor of Baltimore (1943-1947, 1963-1967), Governor of Maryland (1951-1959), and an advocate for civil rights. The project was sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society and was supported in part by a grant from the Maryland Committee for the Humanities and Public Policy.


Object ID

OH 8160


Audio: 100 minutes
Transcript: 28 pages

Catalog Number

OH 8160

Resource ID


Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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