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Linda Chavers

secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, women's and civil rights activist, and campaigner against misogynistic lyrics in rap music, was born Cynthia DeLores Nottage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the tenth of eleven children of the Reverend Whitfield Nottage, a minister, and Captilda Gardiner, a businesswoman. Because Tucker's father, an immigrant from the Bahamas, did not accept a salary from the churches that employed him, it was left to Tucker's mother, whom Tucker later described as a “Christian feminist,” to provide for the family (Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2005 She did so by starting an employment agency for Southern black migrants to Philadelphia running grocery stores and investing in real estate Tucker s socially conservative parents did not allow her or her siblings to listen to popular music go to dances or date before the age of twenty one Tucker spent much of her ...