Martin, Georgia (1866–1946)

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Martin, Georgia (1866–1946)

American writer. Name variations: George Madden Martin. Born Georgia May Madden, May 3, 1866, in Louisville, KY; died Nov 30, 1946, in Louisville; dau. of Frank Madden and Anne Louise (McKenzie) Madden; sister of Eva Madden (writer and journalist); m. Attwood Reading Martin, June 15, 1892.

Leading figure in Louisville-based Authors Club, published 1st story in Harper's Weekly (1895); earned widespread attention for 2nd book, Emmy Lou: Her Book and Heart (1902), a collection of stories originally published in Youth's Companion and McClure's Magazine; published Children in the Mist, on the life of blacks in the South (1920); helped found (1919) and served on board (1920–34) of Commission on Interracial Cooperation; despite relatively enlightened racial and social views, opposed federal legislation on woman suffrage, child labor, or lynching.