Collection  |  Manuscript/Mixed Material Elizabeth Sutherland Martínez papers,

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Elizabeth Sutherland Martínez papers,
Chiefly correspondence between Martínez and James Forman pertaining to the internal workings of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), particularly the New York office where Martínez primarily worked. Documents the difficulties in doing public relations and fund-raising for the organization, the future direction of SNCC, and discussions about anti-white feelings of some of the African-American members of SNCC toward white members of the organization. The correspondence includes exchanges between the two about the writing of Forman's autobiography, Making of Black Revolutionaries: A Personal Account (1972) and other writing projects. Also includes copies of diary entries that Forman sent as letters to friends and members of SNCC; material relating to Forman's book, Sammy Younge, Jr.: The First Black College Student to Die in the Black Liberation Movement (1968); a speech by Forman and a reprint of an article about him from the Times of Zambia; notes by Martínez about writing projects; and a 1998 letter from Martínez to Manning Marable about black radicalism. Other correspondents include Marion Barry, Julian Bond, and Betty Garman Robinson.
Contributor Names
Martínez, Elizabeth Sutherland, 1925-
Subject Headings
-  Barry, Marion,--1936-2014--Correspondence
-  Bond, Julian,--1940-2015--Correspondence
-  Forman, James,--1928-2005
-  Forman, James,--1928-2005.--Making of Black revolutionaries; a personal account
-  Forman, James,--1928-2005.--Sammy Younge, Jr.: the first black college student to die in the black liberation movement
-  Forman, James,--1928-2005--Correspondence
-  Marable, Manning,--1950-2011--Correspondence
-  Robinson, Betty Garman--Correspondence
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
-  African Americans--Civil rights
-  African Americans--Societies, etc
-  Black power--United States
-  Civil rights--United States
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  African American civil rights workers--Interviews
-  Civil rights workers--United States--Interviews
-  College students--Political activity--History
-  Discrimination--United States
-  Race relations
-  Racism--United States
-  Radicalism--United States
-  Reverse discrimination--United States
-  United States--Race relations
-  Arranged alphabetically by type of material.
-  Gift, Tessa Koning-Martinez, 2013.
-  Civil rights activist. Nickname: Betita.
-  Collection material in English.
-  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at
100 items.
1 container.
0.4 linear feet.
Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
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