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us: Blyden, Edward Wilmot, 1832-1912


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1832-08-03
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1912-02-12
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Saint Thomas (United States Virgin Islands : Island)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Freetown (Sierra Leone)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Liberia
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Liberia. Department of State
        • Organization: (naf) Liberia College
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) First Presbyterian Church of Monrovia (Monrovia, Liberia)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Clergy
          (lcsh) Theology
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) African American educators
              (lcsh) Clergy
                (lcsh) Teachers
                  (lcsh) Journalists
                    (lcsh) Diplomats
                      (lcsh) College teachers
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                  • Earlier Established Forms

                      Blyden, Edward W.
                  • Sources

                    • found: His The negro in ancient history ... 1869.
                    • found: His The pastor's work, 1866 t.p. (Edward W. Blyden; Fulton professor in Liberia College)
                    • 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)
                    • found: Blyden, Edward W. The pastor's work, 1866 (Edward W. Blyden) title page (Fulton professor in Liberia College)
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                    • 1980-03-31: new
                    • 2017-05-23: revised
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