The Making of an Afro-American
Martin Robison Delany, 1812-1885
By (author) Dorothy Sterling
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Making of an Afro-American by Dorothy Sterling
Book DescriptionDecades before Marcus Garvey, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Malcolm X, Martin Robison Delany (1812--1885) proclaimed his pride in being black, and demanded not only emancipation but independence for African Americans. Grandson of an African prince, son of a slave, Delany lived a life of singular achievement: the first African-American explorer to venture into the heart of Africa; the publisher, editor, and writer of one of the first black newspapers in the U.S.; one of the first three blacks admitted to Harvard Medical School; the first black to hold field grade rank of U.S. Army major during the Civil War; as well as prominent careers as an author, doctor, ethnologist, orator, judge, Freedmen's Bureau official, and spokesman for black nationalism. This assiduously researched biography brings into vivid focus the life and times of Delany, whose militant, uncompromising voice is as vital today as it was more than a century ago.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306807213
(210mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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"[The author] tells this remarkable story with honesty and compassion. Readers will find a wealth of new information not only about Kelley's outstanding contribution to abolitionism but about the movements to bring about the end of slavery and to advance the cause of women." -Mari Jo Buhle, Brown University
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