Martin Robinson Delany

Martin Robinson Delany (HM864)

Location: Charles Town, WV 25414 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 17.225', W 77° 51.706'

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Erected in tribute to
Martin Robinson Delany
Born free May 6, 1812
Lawrence and North Streets
Charles Town, VA (W VA)
Son of Samuel Delay (slave)
and Patti Peace Delany (free)
grandson of African prince
Prince Hall Mason
physician, scientist, inventor,
African explorer, newspaper publisher
& editor, author, trial justice;

Major in Union Army
first and highest ranked Black field officer
during Civil War
appointed by President Abraham Lincoln

Honorable E.M. Stanton, Secretary of War, February 18, 1865.
"Do not fail to have an interview with this
most extraordinary and intelligent Black man"
Abraham Lincoln.

"I thank God for making me a man, but Delaney always
thanks him for making him a Black man"
Frederick Douglas

"His was a magnificent life, yet, how many of us
have heard of him?"
W.E.B. Dubois

Dedicated August 7, 1999 A.D., 5999 A.L.
HM NumberHM864
Year Placed1999
Placed ByStar Lodge #1, Free & Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliated
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 3:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 253178 N 4352540
Decimal Degrees39.28708333, -77.86176667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.225', W 77° 51.706'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 13.50" N, 77° 51' 42.36" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 206 S Lawrence St, Charles Town WV 25414, US
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