Elizabeth Martinez

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Birthday
12, 1925
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
12, 1925 (age 93)
Birthplace
Washington, DC

About

Known best for her 1976 work 500 years of Chicano History in Pictures, this Chicana author and feminist activist also ran an unsuccessful 1982 campaign for Governor of California. In addition, she worked as an editor for both The Nation Magazine and the Simon & Schuster publishing company.

Before Fame

After graduating from Swarthmore College in the mid 1940s, she found employment as a researcher with the United Nations Secretariat.

Trivia

She co-founded a bilingual news publication titled El Grito del Norte.

Family Life

A native of Washington, D.C., she later lived in New York and San Francisco. Her daughter, Tessa, founded a California Latina theater company.

Associated With

She and fellow political activist Cindy Sheehan both ran for office on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket.