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Chambersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Martin Delany

(1812 - 1885)

 
 
Martin Delany Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 an 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCivil RightsCommunications. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 566 S Main Street, Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Donald "Mike" Waters Memorial Playground (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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 (approx. half a mile away); Morrow Tavern (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map 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. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 27, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Martin Robison Delany. Find A Grave website entry (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Martin Robinson Delany image. Click for full size.
via Find A Grave, unknown
2. Martin Robinson Delany
Martin Delany Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. Martin Delany Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,102 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on July 10, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on February 27, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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