1832, August 3
Born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Family lives in Porto Bello, Venezuela
Visits US and attempts to enroll in Theological College but is rejected.
Emigrates to Liberia
Enrolls at Alexander High School, Monrovia
Editor Liberia Herald
Publishes A Voice From Bleeding Africa, the first of many pamphlets
Ordained as a Presbyterian clergyman and becomes Principal of Alexander High School.
Liberian Commissioner to Britain and the United States.
Liberian Commissioner to the United States to invite Negroes "back to the Fatherland".
Professor of Classics at Liberia College.
Secretary of State of Liberia
Visits Egypt, Lebanon and Syria.
Founder and Editor of The Negro newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone and Government Agent of the Interior.
Principal of Alexander High School at Harrisburg, Liberia.
Liberian Ambassador to the Court of St. James, London, United Kingdom.
President of Liberia College, and concurrently Minister of the Interior until 1882.
Unsuccessful Liberian Presidential candidate; emigrates to Sierra Leone.
Resigns from the Presbyterian Church to become `Minister of Truth'.
First publication of Christianity, Islam and the Negro Race.
Seventh visit to the USA; two month tour of the "Deep South".
First visit to Lagos.
Liberian Ambassador to Court of St. James, United Kingdom.
Second visit to Lagos, Nigeria.
Eighth and last visit to USA.
Agent of Native Affairs, Lagos, Nigeria.
Teacher, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Professor at Liberia College.
Director of Mohammedan Education in Sierra Leone.
Liberian Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary to United Kingdom and France.
Retirement in Freetown Sierra Leone.
1912 February 7
Died in Freetown and buried at the Race Course Cemetery.
This outline was originally compiled by Jennifer Ryan of the Caribbean Radio Network for a radio series on the life of EWB.