Malawi nationalist. A servant of the missionary Joseph Booth, who sent him to a Negro theological college in the USA, he became a church minister and in 1900 established the Providence Industrial Mission in Nyasaland (now Malawi). Chilembwe protested against the injustices of colonial rule. In 1915 he started a rebellion but it did not gain enough African support and he was shot by the police.
Subjects: African Studies.