The activist Elizabeth Martinez died at the age of 95. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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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.
A native of Washington, D.C., she later lived in New York and San Francisco. Her daughter, Tessa, founded a California Latina theater company.
How did Elizabeth Martinez die?
Elizabeth Martínez, a feminist, writer and community activist who helped organize the Chicana movement, which sought to empower people, like her, who were of Mexican descent and born in the United States, died on Tuesday in San Francisco. She was 95. The cause was vascular dementia, said Tony Platt, a longtime friend.