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Tucker History Maker


August 5, 2021

File Dispatch

Dr. Terrance Tucker

Of the three candidates vying for chair of the English Department, Terrence T. Tucker became the first African American selected as chair at the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN. Terrence, a 1996 graduate of Ouachita Parish High School, completed his undergraduate work at LSU in Baton Rouge. Then, he received his Master's Degree and PhD in African-American Studies from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. Prior to becoming chair, Dr. Tucker was the Coordinator of the African-American Literature Department. A major accomplishment under his leadership was he chaired the CLA Host...

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