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Martin Robison Delany (1812-1885)  
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Black Phalanx: A History of the United States in the Wars of 1775-1812, 1861-1965

Martin Robison Delany (1812-1885)

Description:  Engraving 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.


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