John Tengo Jabavu is born


John Tengo Jabavu source:

Tuesday, 11 January 1859

John Tengo Jabavu, Bantu newspaper editor, preacher and the second Black matriculant in South Africa was born in Healdtown district, now in the Eastern Cape Province.

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• The Presidency, John Tengo Jabavu (1859 - 1921), from The Presidency, [online], Available at [Accessed: 12 December 2013]

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