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Blyden, Edward Wilmot

Born: 1832 AD
Died: 1912 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: Liberian
Categories: Authors, Diplomat, Educators


1832 - Edward Wilmot Blyden was born on the 3rd of August in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Liberian-US (West Indies-born) author, diplomat, and educator.

1862-1864 - He was the Liberian Secretary of State.

1862-1871 - He served as professor of classics.

1880-1882 - Served as Minister of the Interior.

1880-1884 - President of Liberia College (now the University of Liberia).

1887 - Wrote "Christianity, Islam and the Negro Race'.

       - He served as an ambassador for Liberia to Britain and France.

1912 - He died in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on 7th of February.


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