Martin R. Delany - Pittsburgh, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Marker indicates:
"MARTIN R. DELANY
(1812-1885)
--

A promoter of African-
American nationalism,
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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Marker Name: Martin R. Delany

County: Allegheny

Date Dedicated: 1/1/1992

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: 5 PPG Place, 3rd Avenue and Market Street, Pittsburgh

Category: African-American

Website: [Web Link]

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