Blacks @ Dartmouth 1775 to 1950

African Americans @ Dartmouth College 1775-1950

James Ernest Martin, Jr.

Dartmouth College
Class of 1920 (attended: 1916)
Born
20 Mar 1897, Cambridge MA
Died
18 Nov 1973, Washington DC
Other Schools
1921 Tufts (D.D.S.)
School Dartmouth College Class 1920
Born 20 Mar 1897, Cambridge MA Year(s) 1916
Died 18 Nov 1973, Washington DC Other Schools
1921 Tufts (D.D.S.)

Career summary

College athlete (track), dentist and civil rights leader in Bluefield, West Virginia

Quotes from biographical sources

Dr. James Ernest Martin, prominent dentist and civil rights leader of Bluefield, West Virginia died recently in Washington, D.C. following a short illness. Dr. Martin, who had practiced dentistry for over forty years in Bluefield, earned his D.D.S. degree from Tufts University in 1921. He had been a lifetime member of the local NAACP and served the organization in the capacity of president and treasurer.

In addition to being a dentist and civil rights worker, Dr. Martin was also an avid sportsman. A four-letter man at Tufts he later joined the coaching staff of Lincoln University and then Bluefield State College.

Dr. Martin leaves to mourn, his widow, Bernice Hughes Martin, a brother Julius F. Martin and countless friends.


Bury Noted W. Virginia Dentist. (Jan 26, 1974). New York Amsterdam News, p. A8.

Other source(s)

White, Derrick E. Black Sporting Experience at Dartmouth. Retrieved from http://sites.dartmouth.edu/blacksportingexperience/james-martin-20/