Edward Blyden

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Birthday
3, 1832
Birthplace
Saint Thomas, VI
Death Date
Feb 7, 1912 (79)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
3, 1832
Birthplace
Saint Thomas, VI
Death Date
Feb 7, 1912 (79)

About

Writer and politician, best remembered for being the ambassador to Liberia and for his work with African communities across the globe. He also served as the Liberian Secretary of States as well as it's Minister of the Interior.

Before Fame

He hoped to attend Rutgers Theological College in 1850, but was denied admission due to his race.

Trivia

Surprisingly, he was a proud Zionist and celebrated Israel as a Jewish state.

Family Life

He had three children with wife Sarah Yates.

Associated With

Like author Leon Uris, he was a proud Zionist.