Martin R. Delany - Pittsburgh, PA
Posted by: Metro2
N 40° 26.363 W 080° 00.199
17T E 584529 N 4477002
Quick Description: This Marker is located at 5 PPG Plaza.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2010 6:22:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM8X4Q
The Marker indicates:
"MARTIN R. DELANY
A promoter of African-
Delany published a Black
newspaper, The Mystery,
at an office near here.
He attended Harvard
Medical School, practiced
medicine in Pittsburgh, and
was commissioned as a
Major in the Civil War.
PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL AND MUSEUM COMMISSION 1991"
The marker fails to note that the white students at Harvard forced his dismissal. He was also a writer and novelist and part of Pennsylvania's Underground Railroad.
Delany also visited Africa and Europe before the Civil War exploring a place to colonize- but he came back determined to fight for the emancipation of slaves.
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