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Today is #ChilembweDay in #Malawi, a day to honor one of the country's celebrated heroes.

John Chilembwe was a Baptist preacher who led a rebellion against colonial rule.
Chilembwe was "trained in an American Negro Baptist seminary", writes George Shepperson. jstor.org/stable/pdf/272… (See also his book w/Thomas Price on Chilembwe: amazon.com/Independent-Af… )
During his time in the US, Chilembwe "imbibed the ideological ferment of African-American intellectual circles, and learned about John Brown and other abolitionists and emancipators," wrote political scientist Robert Rotberg mail.harvardmagazine.com/2005/03/john-c…
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