Men of Mark
Martin Robison Delany (1812-1885)
Description: Print of Martin Robison Delany (1812-1885), editor, author, physician, abolitionist, black nationalist, colonizationist, and army officer. In 1847, Delany joined Frederick Douglass as co-editor of a newspaper titled "The North Star". He toured Ohio to gather subscribers and news for the paper. During the Civil War, Delany was an official recruiter for African-American military units. In 1865, he was commissioned as a Major in the army, making him the first African-American field officer of high rank.