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MARTIN DELANY

(1812-1885)


Born in Charles Town, Delany’s family moved to Pennsylvania when his mother was threatened with imprisonment for allowing her children to learn to read and write. He was a leader in the anti-slavery movement and a superintendent of the Underground Railroad. He co-edited an abolitionist newspaper with Frederick Douglass and attended Harvard Medical College. Delany was a recruiter for the U.S. Colored Troops and in 1865 became the first black field officer when commissioned a major.

 

 

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