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Transcript of Resume
Martin Delany Resume.
Identity is very important to Martin Delany.
He was the first African American Field Officer in the U.S Army
Went to Harvard Medical School in 1850 to finish his formal medical education. Delany was one of three black students. He is well educated and has strong beliefs.
Delany was involved in many enforcements for black civil rights and land for the freed people. Such as Freedman’s Bureau.
He was very involved in local Republican Politics
He is considered the Father of Black Nationalism.
Martin Delany's Slavery Speech
Born in Charles Town, Virginia, on May 6, 1812, Died January 24, 1885
Spent his life working to end slavery.
used his influence on other slaves to good use, He educate others about the evils of slavery with a number of abolitionist publications.
Delany was the son of a slave and grandson of a prince
On his fathers side his grandparents had been brought over from Africa to be slaves, although his grandfather was a village chieftain
His mother's father was a prince.
helped relocate fugitive slaves
, also helping to
form the Young Men Literary and Moral Reform Society,
while joining the integrated militia to help defend the black community against white mob attacks.
Delany wrote articles about various aspects of the anti-slavery movement. His opinions and dedication started to pay off when his word started to spread.
If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr.-M.R.D
~Every person should be originators of their own destiny -(Martin Delany)
"Our elevation must be the result of self-efforts and work of our own hands. No other human power can accomplish it.
If we but determine it shall be so, it will be so." - Martin Delany
Martin Delany's writings.
Delany has many works and speaches expressing his thoughts towards slavery.
Some of his works.
"The Condition, Elevation, Emigration and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States"
"Homes for the Freedman"
These are only two out of
speeches Delany has written or been apart of.
Delany has one unfinished novel,
Blake: or, the Huts of America.
advocated black activism and rebellion.
In it Delany reworked many of Stephen Foster's "plantation songs". He reappropriated material for his own purposes, intended to express black resistance and independence