Freetown was founded by formerly enslaved people, many of them from South Carolina and Georgia. Their first attempt to establish an African colony in 1787 failed, but in 1792, more than a thousand Black "loyalists" left Nova Scotia for Sierra Leone, seeking a better life in Africa.
Newman, B. (2020, October 1). Gullah Roots [Video]. SCETV.
Chicago Manual Citation:
Newman, Betsy, dir. "Establishment of Freetown." Gullah Roots.
South Carolina ETV. Video File. October, 2020.
Newman, Betsy. "Gullah Roots." South Carolina ETV, 1 October 2020,