“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chambersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Martin Delany

(1812 - 1885)

Martin Delany Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Martin Delany Marker
Inscription. Delany was an influential abolitionist, civil rights activist, Army officer, and prominent physician. The son of an enslaved father and free mother received his education in Chambersburg. He went on to publish and anti-slavery newspaper, "The Mystery." He worked along with Frederick Douglass to champion freedom and later became the first commissioned African American officer in the United States Army.
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 55.745′ N, 77° 39.785′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on S. Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 566 S. Main Street, Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Suesserott House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Philip Berlin (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Lutheran Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frederick Douglass and John Brown (approx. half a mile away); Israel Benevolent Society Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Masonic Temple
Martin Delany Home image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
2. Martin Delany Home
(approx. half a mile away); Morrow Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Conference (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chambersburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Martin Delany markers.
Also see . . .
1. Martin Delany. (Submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Martin Robison Delany at (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCivil RightsMilitaryNotable PersonsScience & Medicine
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,469 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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