Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther 1809-1891
A former Nigerian slave who was rescued and converted to Christianity. He later became a missionary worker, and in 1864, was ordained as the first African Bishop of the Church of England where he translated the bible to Yoruba
His grandson Herbert Macaulay became one of Nigeria’s first Nationalist and played an important role in ending British colonialism in Nigeria. Photo taken in 1861

Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther 1809-1891

A former Nigerian slave who was rescued and converted to Christianity. He later became a missionary worker, and in 1864, was ordained as the first African Bishop of the Church of England where he translated the bible to Yoruba

His grandson Herbert Macaulay became one of Nigeria’s first Nationalist and played an important role in ending British colonialism in Nigeria. Photo taken in 1861

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