Eduardo Mondlane, 1920 - 1969, was born in Portuguese Mozambique, the fourth of 16 sons of a Bantu chieftain.
He eventually enrolled in the University of Lisbon, and later transferred to the U.S., where he entered Oberlin College, and subsequently earned a doctorate in sociology at Northwestern University.
As an Oberlin student he worked as a waiter at the Oberlin Inn and lived at 276 North Pleasant Street.
In 1962, Mondlane became president of the Mozambican Liberation Front .
Seven years later, a book was sent to him containing a bomb, killing him instantly.
Both the Portuguese secret police and rival elements of the liberation front have been accused of the murder.