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physician , army officer

Martin Robinson Delany, physician, army officer.

Background

Delany, Martin Robinson was born on May 6, 1812 in Charles Town, Virginia (now Charleston, West Virginia). Son of Samuel and Pati Delany.

Education

Entered Harvard, 1849, after having been rejected in New York, Pennsylvania.

Career

Went to Pennsylvania, 1822. With Frederick Douglass issued Northern Star, Rochester, New York, 1847. Originator, president National Emigration Convention, 1854, appointed to lead expedition to Niger Valley, Africa, to explore possibilities of returning Negroes to the area.

Commissioned major United States Army (1st Negro major), 1865. Judge, Charleston, South Carolina. Fought vigorously against political corruption, but defeated when he stood for election on Independent Republican ticket as lieutenant governor South Carolina., 1874.

Author: Condition, Elevation and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States Politically Considered, 1852.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Condition, Elevation and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States Politically Considered, 1852.

Connections

Married Kate A. Richards, March 15, 1843, 11 children.

father:
Samuel Delany

mother:
Pati Delany

spouse:
Kate A. Richards