To Be More Than Equal 1 – Martin Delany to Africa by Jim Surkamp

To Be More Than Equal 1 – Martin Delany to Africa by Jim Surkamp June, 2021 video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHBTnaDgMvY

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THESE BEGINNING-T0-END, SEQUENCED IMAGES ARE FROM THE LINKED TO VIDEO WITH THIS SCRIPT. THE SCRIPT’S TEXT IS COMPLETE AND IS BROKEN DOWN TO MATCH TO THE IMAGE SHOWN WITH IT DURING THE VIDEO. – JS


:00 – FX ocean waves and seagulls over images 1 & 3 to :39

1a. TITLE: TO BE MORE THAN EQUAL
1b. TITLE: MARTIN ROBISON DELANY 1812-1885
Vintage Print of Clipper ship Lightning Boston Donald McKay
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  1. Vintage Print of Clipper ship Lightning Boston Donald McKay
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  2. Vintage Print of Clipper ship Lightning Boston Donald McKay
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  3. Vintage Print of Clipper ship Lightning Boston Donald McKay
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I leave you here and journey on. And if I never more return – Farewell.


:33 – Ardyth Gilbertson, Alice Bort, Laura First over image 5 to :39
:39 – FX hissing over image 6 to :45
:39 – Fair Harvard (FAIR HARVARD) over images 6-7 to 1:07
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  1. 5a. Ship at sea
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    5b. Martin Delany
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MRD Harvard
6a. video @ :23 Many Homes of Harvard Medical School
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6b. Harvard logo
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7. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. – 1853 Daguerrotype of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr by Josiah Haws – images courtesy of Harvard University Library Date between circa 1850 and circa 1856 Source P1973.54 Harvard University Library Weissman Preservation Center wikipedia.org https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Wendell_Holmes_Sr.#/media/File:Oliver_Wendell_Holmes_Sr_daguerreotype.jpeg



1:07 – Ardyth Gilbertson, Alice Bort, Laura First over images 8-12 to 1:58
1:07 – seagulls over images 8-11 to 1:33.

  1. Ship at sea
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His expulsion just because of skin color convinced him that the power of reason and merit alone did not in fact determine the country’s esteemed leaders.

  1. TITLE New York and Brooklyn 1850s
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So, scraping just a few hundred dollars, he rented a crew and ship to go back to Africa,

  1. African under palm tree on shore
    The African Dream Come True
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where his grandfather, Shango, had returned several generations before.

TEXT SOURCE The African Dream Come True
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  1. Montage Delany harbor
    11a. Baltimore Harbor 1850 by Fitz Hugh Lane
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    11b. Martin Delany
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MRD:
“I sailed from New York May 24th, 1859 in the fine barque Mendi, Captain McIntyre, vessel and cargo owned by Johnson, Turpin, and Dunbar, three enterprising colored gentlemen of Monrovia, Liberia, all formerly of New York City.

  1. Frederick Douglass in 1856 (age 38)
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His critics including Frederick Douglass, were legion.
“You must stay here and fight for freedom,” they told him.


1:58 – The Battle 13 fair use from soundtrack of Master and Commander The Far Side of the World directed by Peter Weir over images 13-18 to 2:28 youtube.com
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1:58 – FX ocean waves over images 13-18 to 2:28

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  1. TITLE: “Farewell . .”
    ship at sea foam
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  2. TITLE: “. .to the land of the bloodhound and chain, . “
    ship at sea foam
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  3. TITLE: “. . my path is away over the fetter-less main!”
    ship at sea foam

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  4. TITLE: Martin had forty-six days in the mid-Atlantic to penetrate his personal, distant horizons
    ship with sunset
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  5. TITLE: from his own 46 years of non-stop living,
    ship with sunset
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NO #18

2:28 – Corrs play Toss the Feathers over images 19a-19g to 3:25

19a.TITLE: Music Credit: “Toss The Feathers” by the Corrs (MTV Unplugged Version) youtube.com
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Born 1812 Charles Town Va…to Chambersburg, Pa 1812-1822 to Pittsburgh 1831 becomes a leader, leecher and doctor … Winter, 1839 – He goes South with Free Papers and doctoring … 1848-1849 – Newspaper Editor, Organizer, Doctor

19b. Mid-Atlantic Region in the United States
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19c. TITLE: Born 1812 Charles Town Va
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19d.TITLE: to Chambersburg, Pa 1812-1822
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19e. TITLE: to Pittsburgh 1831 becomes a leader, leecher and doctor
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19f. TITLE: Winter, 1839 – He goes South with Free Papers and doctoring
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19g. TITLE: 1848-1849 Newspaper Editor, Organizer, Doctor
The North Star masthead
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. . . beginning that one day on a street in Charles Town, Virginia when his mother Pati accepted from a big-hearted traveling peddler, “The New York Primer for Spelling and Reading.” Martin listened intently as his four older brothers and sisters lay out the secret to young Martin. to how to arrange a word and the sound you make with each word, and caring not a fig that it all was illegal for those with dark skin.

To Be More Than Equal – The Many Lives of Martin R. Delany 1812-1885 https://web.archive.org/web/20110311052746/http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/delany/home.htm
  1. TITLE: beginning that one day on a street in Charles Town, Virginia
    20a-20c.
    Dressing for Carnival by Winslow Homer – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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20d. Charles Town, Va 1852 by S. Howell Brown
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21. TITLE: when his mother Pati
Pati Delany
Dressing for Carnival by Winslow Homer – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  1. TITLE: accepted from a big-hearted traveling peddler
    The Story Teller of the Camp by Eastman Johnson – 1861-1866
    Reynolda House Museum of American Art
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  1. TITLE: The New York Primer for Spelling and Reading.
    The New York Primer Second Book
    Martin Delany Learns To Read
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  1. 24.TITLE: Martin listened intently as his four older brothers and sisters lay out the secret
    to young Martin.
    Sunday Morning in Virginia by Winslow Homer – 1877 Cincinnati Art Museum Credit line: John J. Emery Fund
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24.TITLE: Martin listened intently as his four older brothers and sisters lay out the secret to young Martin
Sunday Morning in Virginia by Winslow Homer – 1877 Cincinnati Art Museum Credit line: John J. Emery Fund – commons.wikimedia.org https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Winslow_Homer_-_Sunday_Morning_in_Virginia.jpg

25.TITLE: to how to arrange a word
three children. one older woman – Sunday Morning in Virginia by Winslow Homer – 1877 Cincinnati Art Museum Credit line: John J. Emery Fund commons.wikimedia.org

26. The New-England primer enlarged. For the more easy attaining the true reading of English. To which is added, the Assembly of divines catechism Alphabet – G-M
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27. TITLE: and caring not a fig that it was all illegal Sunday Morning in Virginia by Winslow Homer – 1877 Cincinnati Art Museum Credit line: John J. Emery Fund commons.wikimedia.org

28.TITLE: for those with dark skin Cover of Virginia law 1819
The Revised Code of the Laws of Virginia: Being a Collection of All Such Acts of the General Assembly, of a Public and Permanent Nature as are Now in Force; with a General Indes. To which are Prefixed, the Constitution of the United States; the Declaration of Rights; and the Constitution of Virginia. Published Pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly, Entitled “An Act Providing for the Re-publication of the Laws of this Commonwealth,” Passed March 12, 1819…NOTE 1849 Title 54, Chapter 198; “Assembling of negroes. Trading by free negroes,” Section 31; in the Code of Virginia https://bpscurriculumandinstruction.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/1/3/10131776/ps_grade_5_unit_4_slave_codes.pdf


3:50 – FX giggling over images 30-31 to 3:55

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They didn’t care. It was fun. It was POWER.


29.TITLE: They didn’t care. It was FUN!
Sunday Morning in Virginia by Winslow Homer – 1877 Cincinnati Art Museum John J. Emery Fund commons.wikimedia.org

30.TITLE: It was POWER
Sunday Morning in Virginia by Winslow Homer – 1877 Cincinnati Art Museum John J. Emery Fund commons.wikimedia.org

3:55 – FX wagon sounds over image 32 to 4:01
4:02 – Waterdogs 3 by Cam Millar (cammillar.com) over images 33-43 to 4:48

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Pati packed all they could into a wagon saying it was a trip to kin in Martinsburg, but which continued on north across the the ferry at Williamsport, Maryland, and continuing further north into Pennsylvania – a Free State – and Chambersburgthe Promised Land of Knowledge that replaced, instead, the hell of NO!-ledge. From that day forth, Martin read, grew, acted. The longer his legs, the vaster he could stride the face of the globe. The longer his arms, the furthest star he could hold in his hand. Sometimes SCORCHED, Sometimes illumined . . . Until a day in 1875 he reached for a star within another Universe of stars. Firey anger blasted back And Martin fell back forevermore into our every daywith just a sun and a moon. His hope wanted something perfect. that humanity – the part that he met – SCORNED.

31. TITLE: Patty (Pati) packed all they could into a wagon saying it was a trip to kin in Martinsburg
Patty (Pati) Delany
Dressing for Carnival by Winslow Homer – The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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32. TITLE: but which continued on north across the the ferry at Williamsport, Maryland,
The school of the holy road
Charles Town, Old Virginia, From Pike 3/4 of a Mile South of Town 1884/08/01
Description:'(71)D.119; August 1, 1884, Friday 5-20 pm. clear sun; Bonfire
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    34.TITLE: and continuing further north into Pennsylvania – a Free State – and Chambersburg
    The school of the holy road
    Charles Town, Old Virginia, From Pike 3/4 of a Mile South of Town 1884/08/01
    Description:'(71)D.119; August 1, 1884, Friday 5-20 pm. clear sun; Bonfire
    Biscoe, Thomas Biscoe – West Virginia & Regional Collection
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    35.TITLE: – the Promised Land of Knowledge
    The school of the holy road
    Charles Town, Old Virginia, From Pike 3/4 of a Mile South of Town 1884/08/01
    Description:'(71)D.119; August 1, 1884, Friday 5-20 pm. clear sun; Bonfire
    Biscoe, Thomas Biscoe – West Virginia & Regional Collection
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    36.TITLE: that replaced, instead, the hell of NO!-ledge.
    The school of the holy road
    Charles Town, Old Virginia, From Pike 3/4 of a Mile South of Town 1884/08/01
    Description:'(71)D.119; August 1, 1884, Friday 5-20 pm. clear sun; Bonfire
    Biscoe, Thomas Biscoe – West Virginia & Regional Collection
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37.TITLE: From that day forth, Martin read
37a. The school of the holy road
Charles Town, Old Virginia, From Pike 3/4 of a Mile South of Town 1884/08/01
Description:'(71)D.119; August 1, 1884, Friday 5-20 pm. clear sun; Bonfire
Biscoe, Thomas Biscoe – West Virginia & Regional Collection
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    38.TITLE: grew
    38a. The school of the holy road
    Charles Town, Old Virginia, From Pike 3/4 of a Mile South of Town 1884/08/01
    Description:'(71)D.119; August 1, 1884, Friday 5-20 pm. clear sun; Bonfire
    Biscoe, Thomas Biscoe – West Virginia & Regional Collection
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    wvhistoryonview.org/catalog/028385
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    38b. boy with book Harpers Weekly
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    39.TITLE: acted
    39a. The school of the holy road
    Charles Town, Old Virginia, From Pike 3/4 of a Mile South of Town 1884/08/01
    Description:(71)D.119; August 1, 1884, Friday 5-20 pm. clear sun; Bonfire
    Biscoe, Thomas Biscoe – West Virginia & Regional Collection
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    39b. The Lord is my Shepherd by Eastman Johnson – 1863 The Smithsonian American Art Museum
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    40.TITLE: The longer his legs, the vaster he could stride the face of the globe.
    40a. Martin Delany, c. 1847. Called the father of Black Nationalism, this rare image captures Delany, already an abolitionist, writer, publisher, and journalist at this point in his life. Courtesy of Floyd Thomas.
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    40b. Blue Marble NASA rotate_320
    NASAEarth Observatory
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    www.youtube.com/watch?v=laiVuCmEjlg

41.TITLE: the furthest star he could hold in his hand.

41a. carolyn gabb saved to “hands” pinterest.com
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41b. Hubble Captures Giant Star on the Edge of Destruction
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42.TITLE: Sometimes SCORCHED
Neighboring Star’s Bad Behavior: Large and Frequent Flares
by Pat Brennan, NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program April 23, 2021
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4:48 – Mallets, Voice and Organ by Steve Reich over images 44-46 to 5:12

:20 Steve Reich Music for Mallet instruments, Voices and Organ Ananda Blatt – youtube.com
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXtQYgIiDXE

5:12 – Waterdogs 4 by Cam Millar (cammillar.com) over images 46-51 to 5:39

43-46.TITLE: Sometimes illumined
Animation/Fractals
43-46a. Simpsons contributor at English Wikipedia – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Franklin.vp using CommonsHelper.
Used Zom-B’s library with my own code and a golden gradient (similar to the default gradient used in Ultra Fractal). Each scene is 6x supersampled to remove sharp edges. Took… a while to render Links to Java source code: Zom-B version project directory containing DoubleDouble class, adjustments made by Simpsons Contributor to keep max iteration and anti-aliasing factor at more conservative values for faster rendering. New golden gradient added. Includes animated gif encoder. Zom-B version Mandelbrot zoom with center at (-0.743643887037158704752191506114774, 0.131825904205311970493132056385139) and magnification 1 .. 3.18 × 1031 created using my own Java program, using: Double-double precision (self-written library), Adaptive maxiter depending on the inverse square root of the magnification Adaptive per-pixel antialiasing strength depending on the maximum iteration of nearby pixels (15x AA max), (during antialiasing phase, maxiter is quadrupled), Iteration smoothing, New warm gradient which also gives clearer details, applied to the base-2 log of the smoothed iteration number, Modified periodicity checking algorithm from Fractint, for significant speedup, Main cardioid and period-2 bulb checking for another speedup, Multi-threaded calculation 136 hours calculation time on two PC’s (6 cores combined)
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43-46b. Ananda Blatt – random animation with minimalist music by composer Steve Reich from 1973. (amateur powerpoint animation).
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47.TITLE: Until a day in 1875, he reached for a star within another Universe of stars. Firey anger blasted back

48. TITLE: And Martin fell back into our every day.

  1. 49.TITLE: with just a sun and a moon
    49a. The school of the holy road
    Charles Town, Old Virginia, From Pike 3/4 of a Mile South of Town 1884/08/01
    Description:'(71)D.119; August 1, 1884, Friday 5-20 pm. clear sun; Bonfire
    Biscoe, Thomas Biscoe – West Virginia & Regional Collection
    wvhistoryonview.org 9 October 2010 Web. 10 July 2015.
    wvhistoryonview.org/catalog/028385
    Collection url
    wvhistoryonview.org/?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search_field=all_…
    49b. The Lord is my Shepherd by Eastman Johnson – 1863 The Smithsonian American Art Museum
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    artsandculture.google.com/asset/the-lord-is-my-shepherd/f…

  1. 50.TITLE: His hope wanted something perfect
    Martin R. Delany 1870s-1880s
    South Carolina during Reconstruction / by Francis Butler Simkins
    hathitrust.org
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  1. 51.TITLE: that humanity – the part that he met – SCORNED
    Martin R. Delany 1870s-1880s
    South Carolina during Reconstruction / by Francis Butler Simkins
    hathitrust.org
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