Christian Cole

Sierra Leonean barrister, the first black graduate of Oxford University

1852   -   1885

language of expression: English
educated at: University College, Fourah Bay College
occupation: barrister, university teacher, music pedagogue

Christian Frederick Cole (1852–1885) was a Sierra Leone Creole lawyer and the first African barrister to practice in the English courts. Originally from Sierra Leone, then a British colony, he was the first black graduate of the University of Oxford, where he studied as a non-collegiate student and then at University College.
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