In 1843 Delany founded one of the earliest African American newspapers, the Mystery, devoted particularly to the abolition of slavery.
Proud of his African ancestry, Delany advocated unrestricted equality for African Americans, and he participated in conventions to protest slavery.
In 1822 the family moved to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, to find a better racial climate, and at the age of 19 Martin attended an African American school in Pittsburgh.
He married Kate Richards there in 1843; they had 11 children.
A priceless artifact found in 1982 by a Navy-trained diver about 500 feet from the wreck site, who wrote about his find in an authentification letter, establishing provenance. In 1699 the ship sailed from London to West Africa with a cargo of pewter, beads and other English goods.
More items from the Collection are exhibited behind the walls. Document signed by MARTIN DELANY, Trial Justice in Charleston, South Carolina, 1877. African American intellectual Martin Robinson Delany (1812-1885), a journalist, physician, army officer, politician, and judge, is best known for his promotion before the Civil War of a national home in Africa for African Americans.Frederick Douglass, the leading African American abolitionist, made him coeditor of his newspaper, the North Star, in 1847.