Born in Alabama in 1908, Amelia Audrey Moore Tucker moved to Kentucky with her husband during the 1920’s. While in Kentucky, Rev. Tucker became a pastor at the Brown Temple AME Zion Church as well as became the first African-American woman to be elected to Kentucky State Legislature. While in office, she helped pass a bill that prohibited businesses from discriminating against people of color. Tucker is also credited as being a member of the Jefferson County Republican executive committee between 1960 and 1970. After her husband died, she moved to California where she later died in 1987.
Western Kentucky University, Kentucky Museum, Special Collections Library