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Edward Wilmot Blyden
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1832
Death: Feb. 7, 1912

He 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. He was born in Saint Thomas, Danish West Indies, now known as the Virgin Islands of the United States, to Free Black parents who were from the [Igbo people |Igbo] from present-day Nigeria. According to the historian Hollis R. Lynch, in 1845 Blyden met the Reverend John P. Knox, a white American, who became pastor of the St. Thomas Protestant Dutch Reformed Church. Hi and his family lived near the church, and Knox was impressed with the studious, intelligent boy. Knox became his mentor, encouraging Blyden's considerable aptitude for oratory and literature. Mainly because of his close association with Knox, the young Blyden decided to become a minister, which his parents encouraged.
 
 
Burial:
Race Course Cemetery
Freetown
Western Area, Sierra Leone
 
Created by: julia&keld
Record added: Apr 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88697214
Edward Wilmot Blyden
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Edward Wilmot Blyden
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To ever brilliant Dr.blyden and his descendants you've not been forgotten by (ANY MEANS!!!)your work will continue.Forward ever backward never.
- the ultratiga
 Added: Dec. 25, 2015
 
 
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