(1913 – 1973)
Clemmie Mae Martin, a native of Dothan, was born on June 21, 1913. After graduating from high school, she entered Tuskegee Institute and received a B.S. Degree in Home Economics in 1936. She later completed 15 hours of social work at Howard University. Miss Martin’s work career began as a home economics teacher at Gray Court, South Carolina, and later she taught home economics at Edison, Georgia.
Miss Martin began her Extension career as a Negro Home Demonstration Agent in Conecuh County. After a successful three years as a Home agent, she was promoted to Negro District Agent for North Alabama.
After some very distinctive service with Extension, she chose to leave Extension to live in California and remained there until her parents’ health failed. She moved back to Tuskegee to care for them. In the late 60s and 70s, Miss Martin was employed to work in Anniston with the 4-H Dot Program. She did a tremendous job of recruiting leaders and developed one of the best 4-H Dot programs in the state.
Miss Martin, after a long illness, passed away in Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, August 24, 1973.
In recognition of the life and contributions of Clemmie Mae Martin, her name is inscribed on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 140