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us: Blyden, Edward Wilmot, 1832-1912

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        (naf) Saint Thomas (United States Virgin Islands : Island)
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        (naf) Freetown (Sierra Leone)
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        (naf) United States
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        (naf) Liberia
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        • Organization: (naf) Liberia. Department of State
        • Organization: (naf) Liberia College
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        (lcsh) African American educators
          (lcsh) Clergy
            (lcsh) Teachers
              (lcsh) Journalists
                (lcsh) Diplomats
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              • found: His The negro in ancient history ... 1869.
              • found: Frenkelʹ, M. I͡U. Edward Blyden and African nationalism, 1978: t.p. (Edward Blyden)
              • found: English Wikipedia website, viewed Apr. 19, 2012 (Edward Wilmot Blyden (3 Aug. 1832--7 Feb. 1912) was an Americo-Liberian educator, writer, diplomat, and politician primarily in Liberia. He also taught for five years in Sierra Leone, and his writings were influential in both countries; Born: 3 Aug. 1832, Saint Thomas, Danish West Indies (now the US Virgin Islands); Died: 7 Feb. 1912 (aged 79), Freetown, Sierra Leone)
              • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 18, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Blyden, Edward Wilmot; Black Nationalist, teacher, journalist, philosopher, diplomat; born 03 August 1832 in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; completed Alexander High School, a Presbyterian missionary establishment in Monrovia, Liberia; ordained to Presbyterian ministry (1858); Commissioner of Emigration for the Liberian government (1861); Liberian Secretary of State (1862-1864); Professor of Classics at Liberia College (1864-1866); editor of the Liberia Herald (1855); published A Voice from Bleeding Africa (1856); encouraged Liberia to become a British Protectorate (1904); returned to Liberia taught at the Alexander High School (1873); president of the Liberia College (1880-1884); Liberian Secretary of Education and of the Interior (1880-1882); published African Life and Customs (1908); retired in Freetown (1906); died 12 February 1912 in Freetown, Sierra Leone)
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