Demetria Tucker

Ms. Demetria Tucker was a military child born in Greenville, North Carolina on January 31, 1950. She spent time with her family in Japan during her father’s military tour, after which the Tucker family relocated with orders to Langley Airforce Base in Hampton, Virginia. When she arrived, Ms. Tucker was 13 years old and attended Y.H. Thomas Junior High School in 1963. She then later attended Hampton High School under the Freedom of Choice ruling. She participated in activism for civil rights during high school, and later in college at North Carolina A&T. She then attended UNC Chapel Hill, where she ultimately graduated with a Master’s degree in Library Science. After this, worked in the Roanoke and Hampton Roads area as a librarian.

-Interview and biographical information recorded in 2021.