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Legacies Project Oral History: Mary Martin

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:11am

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.

Remains Of The Trailer Once Occupied By Workers On The Kozminski Farm, October 1983

Remains Of The Trailer Once Occupied By Workers On The Kozminski Farm, October 1983 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, October 2, 1983
Caption
The trailer once occupied by the two abused workers and reportedly burned by Kozminski, according to Washtenaw County Sheriff Thomas Minick.

The Kozminski Home In Lima Township, October 1983

The Kozminski Home In Lima Township, October 1983 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, October 2, 1983
Caption
The Kozminski home in Lima Township.

Slavery suspects free on bond

Slavery suspects free on bond image
Parent Issue
Day
27
Month
October
Year
1983
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