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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Martin Robison Delany

Martin Robison Delany


(p.51) Martin Robison Delany
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

Martin Delany emerged as a dynamic public speaker and advocate for the African American community during the turbulent years of the Fugitive Slave Act (1850), the Civil War (1861–1865), and Reconstruction (1863–1877). Born free in Charles Town, (West) Virginia, to a free mother and an enslaved father, Delany learned to read and write from his mother. He settled in Pittsburgh as a young man, pursuing a variety of careers before founding ...

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