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Blyden, Edward Wilmot
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(Aug 3, 1832, St. Thomas, Caribbean Islands – Feb 7, 1912, Freetown, Sierra Leone), politician and scholar in West Africa and prominent representative of African cultural nationalism. Barred from attending a theological college in the USA, Blyden emigrated to Liberia in 1851 and attended Alexander High School in Monrovia. In his publications, he supported the “return” of the Afro-Americans (A Voice from Bleeding Africa on Behalf of Her Exiled Children, 1857) to Liberia (independence in 1847). In 1858, Blyden was ordained as a Presbyterian pastor an…

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Ludwig, Frieder, “Blyden, Edward Wilmot”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02166>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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