Acquired in 1993, this collection contains the personal papers and related archival documents of Ellen Haynes Green. Green, born in Tampa in 1915, became involved with the Tampa chapter of the NAACP in 1955. Elected president in 1959, Green held various offices and participated in both local and national civil rights activities before ill health ended her work with the NAACP. Green was also active in other civic organizations, including the National Council of Negro Women, the West Tampa Advisory Council, the Southwest Civic Club, and the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA). The Ellen Haynes Green Collection documents Green’s life and accomplishments as a civil rights leader. Included in the collection are documents relating to the NAACP and Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
Dates: 1915-2006 (bulk: 1957-1992)
Extent: 0.50 linear feet (1 box)