Anne Wooten Jackson, 35, who had been active in political campaigns and organizations, died Saturday at George Washington University following a heart attack.
She was a founding member of both the old Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the National Welfare Rights Organization.
Mrs Jackson also had been a member of local chapters of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Black United Front, and Operation PUSH.
At the time of her death she was assisting Marion Barry in his campaign for D.C. mayor. She had worked for former senator Eugene McCarthy in the West Coast primaries during his 1968 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Mrs Jackson suffered from multiple sclerosis. She had served as a volunteer counselor in the local Multiple Sclerosis Society chapter and as a delegate to the President's Conference on Employment of the Handicapped.
She was a native of Washington and had attended Howard University.
After living in North Carolina for a time during the early 1970s, she returned to Washington and worked as an apprectice funeral director. She also helped organize seminars in mortuary science at the University of the District of Columbia.
She was a member of the Florida Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband Richard; a daughter, Wynter C. Jackson; a brother, James A. Wooten Jr., and a sister, Velma W. Brook, all of Washington.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the National Capital Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.