Landon Burns Martin Delaney


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  • We kicked you out because the 3 weeks you were there it was a result of a petition to the school from the white students.
  • Martin Delany
  • When I attended Harvard medical School I got kicked out at the end of the semester because my skin was color.
  • Accomplhishments
  • Every people should be originators of their own destiny.
  • You guys should not be doing anything else than doing crops and working in the factories here.
  • Importance
  • If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr.
  • Many other color people came, and argued that they should have civil rights, black pride ,and also land for the freed people.
  • Martin Delaney was an anti-slavery activists and a newspaper editor. He was the first African American admitted to Harvard Medical School. He also educated others about the evil of slavery. He lead this group that relocated fugitive slaves to defend black community against white mobs. He wrote these Newspaper leading into president Lincoln letting African Americans to join the Military and officers.
  • Martin Delaney was a big part of this group that relocated slaves and they joined that group to defend the black community against the white mob. He also educated others about the evil of Slavery. He wrote this letter saying that the possibility of African Americans officers leading African Americans troops that led him to meet with President Lincoln.
  • Martin was assigned to the Freedman's Bureau in South Carolina. There he called for Black Pride, the enforcement of black civil rights, and land for the free-people. Losing a close election for Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina. As the Republicans lost power in state, Delaney renewed his calls for emigration, becoming the Liberian Exodus Joint Stock Steamship Company. He also Wrote a book The Principia of Ethnology that argued for race pride and purity.
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