By one estimate Henrietta Maries cargo grossed well over 3,000 (more than 0,000 today) for the ships investors.Sturdy and fast, the Henrietta Marie traveled the infamous triangular trade route favored by the slavers -- from England to the Guinea coast, to the Americas, then home again.Authentic slave ball manufactured mid to late 1600s (above, left), with unique handle (approx.
At the age of 40 Delany began the practice of medicine, which he would continue on and off for the rest of his life. Despite his bitter opposition to the American Colonization Society and its colony, Liberia, Delany kept open the possibility of settling elsewhere in Africa.
But with the publication of his book The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States, Politically Considered (1852; reprinted, 1968), he began to agitate for a separate nation, trying to get African Americans to settle outside the United States, possibly in Africa, but more probably in Canada or Latin America. His 1859-1860 visit to the country of the Yorubas (now part of Nigeria) to negotiate with local kings for settling African Americans there is summarized in The Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party (1861; reprinted, 1969).
Frederick Douglass, the leading African American abolitionist, made him coeditor of his newspaper, the North Star, in 1847.
But Delany left in 1849 to study medicine at Harvard.
Martin Delany was born free in Charlestown, Virginia, on May 6, 1812.
His parents traced their ancestry to West African royalty.
He also oversaw its recasting after it cracked during its first ringing.
Norris was a Quaker and a merchant who is known to have traded in slaves from the West Indies. Handwritten letter from Joseph Barrell to John Langdon (June 15th, 1778) -- Joseph Barrell (1793-1804), was a prominent Boston area merchant, fur-trader and owned the first ship to circumnavigate the globe.
In 1843 Delany founded one of the earliest African American newspapers, the Mystery, devoted particularly to the abolition of slavery.