Ursula Rucker

Birth Name: Ursula Desiré Rucker

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 5, 1967

*African-American (father)
*Italian (mother)

Ursula Rucker is an American poet, spoken word artist, and activist. She is known for her collaborations with hip-hop band The Roots.

She is the daughter of Palmina and George Washington Rucker III. Her father was born in Virginia. Her mother was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Italian parents. She has four children.

Ursula’s paternal grandfather was George Washington Rucker, Jr. (the son of George Washington Rucker and Edna Cofflin). Ursula’s grandfather George was born in Virginia.

Ursula’s paternal grandmother was Mary Helen Cady (the daughter of Henry Cady and Bertha Lee). Mary was born in Virginia.

Ursula’s maternal grandfather was named Angelo Zampirri.

Ursula’s maternal grandmother was Rosa/Rose Maria/Marie Giangiordano/Giordano (the daughter of Domenico Giangiordano/Giordano and Maria Orsini).

Sources: https://www.phillytrib.com

Genealogies of Ursula’s parents – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Ursula’s father – https://www.legacy.com

1 Response

  1. Mr. Postman says:

    I’m pretty sure this is not what I submitted. Domenico Giangiordano/Giordano and Maria Orsini were born in 1864 and 1865 respectively. They are her great-grandparents. Her maternal grandparents are Angelo Zampirri and Rosa Maria/Rose Marie Giangiordano/Giordano.

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