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Friday, September 21, 2012

Edward Blyden

Edward Wilmot Blyden (3 August 1832 – 7 February 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.  From 1855-1856, Blyden edited the Liberia Herald and wrote the column, "A Voice From Bleeding Africa". 
Source: Courtesy of The New York Public Library.