Ethel Minor


As remembered by Fannie Theresa Rushing
September 25, 2022

It is with great sadness and condolences to the family of Ethel Minor. She passed this morning in Chicago of natural causes at the age of 84. She was a talented bi-lingual journalist, alliance builder and organizer committed to civil and international human rights. She was the sister of Judith Starks, and cousin to Lorne Cress Love.


As remembered by Maria Varela
September 26, 2022

In 1967 SNCC sent a delegation of 5 of us to attend a multi-cultural conference convened by Reies Lopez Tijerina in Albuquerque to sign a Treaty of Peace, Harmony and Mutual Assistance. Ralph Featherstone, Willie Ricks, Ethel Minor, Freddie Greene and I made up the delegation. This was probably the first time that many of the Alianza's membership had met with black folk. Ethel put everyone at ease when she spoke to the convention of over 500 people in Spanish. We all went up to the mountains later that week, where we came across a family who were admirers of Malcolm X and had a collection of news clips about him. Ethel was astounded and felt a bond with these folks as she was close to Malcolm.



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