Alexander Martin Family Photographs 

The Alexander Martin family was a prominent African-American family in Cleveland, Ohio. Alexander H. Martin Sr. graduated with a law degree from Western Reserve University in 1897, one of the first African Americans to do so. Martin had a long career as an attorney and was active in Cleveland city politics. His wife, Mary Brown Martin, was a teacher and the first African-American to serve on the Cleveland Public School Board. Their son, Alexander H. Martin, Jr. was an attorney and the first African-American to run for mayor of Cleveland. Their daughter, Lydia, was a librarian at Western Reserve University. Sarah Martin Pereira, another daughter, was noted for her scholarship and her commitment to education. The collection consists of individual portraits of Alexander H. Martin, Sr., Mary Brown Martin, Alexander H. Martin, Jr., Sarah Martin Pereira, Lydia Jane Martin, and Carol Pereira. Group portraits and views of events important to the Martin family include a Black History Month tribute to the Martin family, the dedication of the Mary B. Martin School, and the wedding of Sarah Martin Pereira.