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Martin R. Delany Symposium

Aug 26, 2022 - Aug 27, 2022
Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The African American Program at the Heinz History Center will host the Inaugural Martin Robinson Delany Symposium on Aug. 26-27, 2022, at the History Center.

The two-day academic conference’s theme is “Before, During, and Beyond the Civil War” and will take an unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of Martin Delany, one the nation’s most influential African American leaders in the 19th century.

The History Center’s Martin R. Delany Symposium will feature speakers and scholars from across the nation who have studied Delany and his indelible impact. Sessions will examine Delany’s literary publication, Blake, the emigration movement, politics, Black identity, and Delany in public history.

The keynote speakers are Tunde Adeleke, director African American Studies at Iowa State University, and Richard J. Blackett, the Andrew Jackson Professor of History at Vanderbilt University.

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