Joe Stu

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Martin Delaney 
Grew up free in westVirginia 
Son of slaves 
Oldest out of five
Mandinka royalty in his veins 
Moved to Pennsylvania 
For education 
Cause in them days 
Reading was illegal for 
Blacks who wanted their freedom gained 
In the vigilance committee 
Protecting his people from lynch mobs in the city 
Ain't no mystery to that 
First newspaper for blacks 
But they had to shut it down cause he spoke to many facts 
Who was that 

Martin Delaney was his name 
Liberating his ppl was his aim
They can never put out your flame 
Hero you always will remain
Principle over the fame
Would you take it all back 

Looking at the North Star with Frederick Douglass 
Wrote the truth of black people in this newspaper published
Accepted into Harvard then they chose
To reject him from racist notion that they uphold 
Guess they didn't know that Delaney was the goat 
Fought up in the civil war major stripes on his coat
Emancipate to proclamate 
In the South Carolina state
Recruited former slaves
For their life and service operate 
Hero for the Friedman's bureau 
And matters fact 
Led the Liberian exodus 
So he could lead us back
Who was that

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Written by: Joseph Stewart

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