Martin Robison Delany - Emilee WIllcox
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Martin Robison Delaney
Every people should be originators of their own destiny.
Born in Charles Town, Virginia which is now West Virginia, on May 6, 1812. Martin Delany spent his life trying to end slavery. He served in the Civil War and died on January 24, 1885, in Wilberforce, Ohio. Delaney was the youngest of five children, he was the son of a slave and grandson of a prince.
Martin Robison Delaney had many accomplishments. He opened a successful medical practice, also in 1843 he began publishing a newspaper in Pittsburgh called The Mystery, Then Delany joined Frederick Douglass to produce The North Star in Rochester, New York.
Martin Delany is known for being an African American abolitionist, the first African American Field Officer in the U.S Army, and one of the earliest African Americans to encourage a return to Africa.
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