Gary Trudeau lends his wit and wisdom to "Jim Crow" laws this week.
“Sammy Tucker” refers to Samuel Tucker, the black Alexandria lawyer who organized a sit-in protest at the Queen Street library in Alexandria in 1939. The lunch counter seems to nod at Greensboro and the Woolworth's Sit-In there in 1963.
By the way, a Virginia State Highway Marker will be unveiled August 21 at the library to commemorate the sit-in. Inside the library is a historical marker that covers the historical event.
Good timing Gary...