"Martin, Ex-NAACP Head, Dies," Philadelphia Tribune, November 23, 1954.

Title

"Martin, Ex-NAACP Head, Dies," Philadelphia Tribune, November 23, 1954.

Subject

Isadore Martin

Description

The obituary from the Philadelphia Tribune documents the major accomplishments of Mr. Isadore Martin. Mr. Martin founded Isadore Martin Inc., Realtor, which was a predominately African American realtor, and was carried on by his son, I. Maximilian Martin. Isadore Martin was an active member of the Philadelphia National Association of the Advancement of Colored People, and served as secretary and president for the organization. Throughout his time in the N.A.A.C.P he fought for the desegregation of Philadelphia public schools, theatres, and places of employment. Mr. Martin was famous for his involvement in the desegregation of the Hog Island Ship-Yard. His obituary marks the end of a great man's life.

Creator

Philadelphia Tribune

Source

Philadelphia Tribune

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 452 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Fall 2014

Date

November 23, 1954

Contributor

John Hashagen, Dan Harlow

Rights

Used by permission of the Philadelphia Tribune Company, Inc. All rights reserved. The Philadelphia Tribune, with 130 years of continuous publication, is the oldest newspaper in the United States serving the African-American community.

Format

JPG

Type

text

Original Format

Newspaper Obituary

Files

Martin Obit Clip.JPG
I Martin Sr Obit use.jpg

Citation

Philadelphia Tribune, “"Martin, Ex-NAACP Head, Dies," Philadelphia Tribune, November 23, 1954.,” Goin' North, accessed February 21, 2019, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/147.