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Blyden, Edward Wilmot (1832–1912), advocate of pan-Africanism, was born on 3 August 1832 on the island of St Thomas (then under Danish rule) in the West Indies. He was the third of the seven children of Romeo Blyden, a tailor, and his wife, ...

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Broadhurst, Robert (1859/60–1948), pan-African nationalist leader, was born probably in Sierra Leone, the son of a Manchester merchant, John S. Broadhurst, who had a business there; his mother, whose name is unknown, was from Sierra Leone. He was sent to Britain to be educated at ...

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Tandoh, Kwamina Faux [Chief Kofi Amoah] (c. 1877–c. 1932), businessman and spokesman for west African interests, was born in Cape Coast, Gold Coast, the son of Robert Tandoh, a dispenser. It is thought that he was educated partly in Britain. Business opportunities led him to establish companies including ...