Elizabeth Sutherland Martinez Papers, 1964-1966


1925, December 12 Born in Washington, D.C.
1946 Graduated from Swarthmore College.
1947-1952 Worked as a researcher on African problems for the United Nations.
1956-1958 Served as administrative assistant in the Photography Department of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
1958-1964 Employed on the staff of Simon and Schuster, where she edited The Negro Revolution in America and The Movement. During this period she also published in a variety of magazines.
1964 Became Books and Arts Editor for The Nation, and during that summer spent over a month in Mississippi talking with volunteers in the COFO voter registration project.
1965 Published Letters From Mississippi. The Mississippi Parents Project Committee sponsored this book and got 150 of the 800 volunteers to contribute the letters written during the project to their parents and friends.
1965 Joined the staff of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee as administrative secretary of the New York Office.