29 Days of Black History, Day 22

Feb 21, 2012

It really creeps me out amazes me when I Google someone from the 1800s and a picture pops up. From the 1800s, b? I just feel like we shouldn't have images from that long ago. But anywho...hit the read more link for the scoop on Mr. Martin R. Delany!

Martin Delany (May 6, 1812 – January 24, 1885) was an African-American abolitionist, journalist, physician, and writer. In 1865, he became the first black line field officer in the U.S. Army and achieved the highest rank an African American would reach during the Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln appointed him major in the infantry in charge of recruiting soldiers for the all-Black unit of the Union Army.

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