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Martin Delany
(1812-1885) born on
May 06
US physician, activist, novelist. The father of black nationalism served in the Union Army during the Civil War and was active in Southern politics during Reconstruction.
         
   
F
Let us have an education, that shall practically develop our thinking faculties and manhood; and then, and only then, shall we be able to vie with our oppressors, go where we may . . .

R
Every people should be the originators of their own destiny, the projectors of their own schemes, and creators of the events that lead to their destiny -- the consummation of their own desires.
A
We must make an issue, create an event, and establish a national position for ourselves: and never may expect to be respected as men and women, until we have undertaken some fearless, bold, and adventurous deeds of daring . . .
N
Our elevation must be the result of self-efforts and work of our own hands. No other human power can accomplish it. If we but determine it shall be so, it will be so.
K
The claims of no people, according to established policy and usage, are respected by any nation, until they are presented in a national capacity.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States, Politically Considered," 1852.
R: "The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States, Politically Considered," 1852.
A: "The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States, Politically Considered," 1852.
N: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
K: "The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States, Politically Considered," 1852.
   


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