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  • 5 PPG Place
    3rd Ave. & Market St.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Category: Landmarks
  • Sub-Category: African American History Guide
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Martin R. Delany (1812-1885)

Brief History

A promoter of African-American nationalism, Mr. Delany published a newspaper for blacks, The Mystery, at an office near here. He attended Harvard Medical School, practiced medicine in Pittsburgh, and was commissioned as a major in the Civil War, the first African-American to become an officer in the Civil War. He was an active abolitionist and participant in the Underground Railroad.

Condition/Architectural Notes

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) marker