Friday, 6 May 2016

201st birthday of Martin Delany

(Born 6 May 1815, Charles Town, Virginia, US)
Influential African freedom nationalist, physician, writer, who notes, memorably, “every people should be originators of their own destiny”
(Charles Mingus Sextet – with Eric Dolphy, Cornell University 1964, “Meditations” [personnel: Mingus, bass; Johnny Coles, trumpet; Dolphy, flute, bass clarinet; Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone; Jaki Byard, piano; Dannie Richmond, drums; recorded: live, Cornell University, 18 March 1964]) 

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