Remembering The Father of Black Nationalism: 8 Facts About Martin R. Delany - Atlanta Black Star

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Regardless of excessive racism and white backlash, Martin R. Delany (Might 6, 1812-Jan. 24, 1885) turned the daddy of Black nationalism whereas attaining quite a few educational and professional accomplishments.

Delany was a fearless activist who fought for Black rights in numerous methods throughout his lifetime. After turning into a newspaper man and physician, he went full drive into the Back to Africa movement within the 1850s by conceptualizing his imaginative and prescient of a Black Israel.

This “Black Israel” can be a homeland to the tens of millions of displaced enslaved Black individuals in America. Delany additionally checked out creating the homeland in Central America and Canada when viable choices in Africa weren't obtainable. His travels have been detailed within the 1859 e-book “Blake or the Huts of America.”

Till the top of his life, Delany continued to interrupt down obstacles, even convincing President Abraham Lincoln to create Black regiments after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1862.

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