Active abolitionists, Martin and Catherine Delany named their children after famous blacks heroes in history:
Tousaint L’Ouverture, after the first military hero and statesman of San Domingo
Charles Lenox Remond, famous anti-slavery speaker
Alexander Dumas, author
Saint Cyprian, bishop of the church
Faustin Soulouque, Emperor of Haiti
Rameses Placido, (Rameses) pharaoh of Egypt, “the ever-living Rameses II,” and (Placido) the poet and martyr of freedom in Cuba
Ethiopia Halle Amelia, named after the country of Ethiopia in Africa.

Martin Delany worked with Frederick Douglass to publish Douglass’s antislavery newspaper, The North Star. He was commissioned a Major in the Civil War.

To learn more about Martin Robison Delany, read his biography.