Martin R Delany – Early Life in Virginia/ West Virginia Grandson of Enslaved Mandinkas From West Niger Valley West Afrika

Early Life in Virginia Martin R Delany was born free in Charles Town, Virginia (present-day Charles Town, West Virginia) to Pati and Samuel Delany. Although his father was enslaved, his mother was a free woman, and Martin took her status under Virginia’s slave laws. Both sets of Delany’s grandparents were African. His paternal grandparents were […]

via Martin R Delany – Early Life in Virginia/ West Virginia Grandson of Enslaved Mandinkas From West Niger Valley West Afrika — newafrikan77

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