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Mary Dyson Martin was born in 1914 in Dallas, Texas. Her grandmother had been enslaved in Tennessee, and she grew up conscious of that legacy. Martin graduated from Fisk University and got her masters in library science at the University of Illinois. She taught swimming lessons for the YWCA Girl Reserves during the summers. She was a high school librarian in Gary, Indiana and Detroit, Michigan for over thirty years. Her husband was a doctor and a World War II veteran. They were married for 47 years and had two children.
Mary Martin was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.
Ann Arbor News, October 2, 1983
The trailer once occupied by the two abused workers and reportedly burned by Kozminski, according to Washtenaw County Sheriff Thomas Minick.
FBI Agents With Slavery Suspect Margarethe Kozminski Inside The Washtenaw County Courthouse, October 1983
Ann Arbor News, October 26, 1983
Margarethe Kozminski arrested by federal agents in the hallway of the Washtenaw County Courthouse.