James Ernest Martin, Jr.
College athlete (track), dentist and civil rights leader in Bluefield, West Virginia
Class of 1920
1921 Tufts Univ (D.D.S.)
Born 1897 Cambridge MA
Died 1973 Washington DC
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.
- White, Derrick E. Black Sporting Experience at Dartmouth. Retrieved from http://sites.dartmouth.edu/blacksportingexperience/james-martin-20/
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