Repatriation of African Slaves

The repatriation of freed African slaves back to Africa began in 1787 sailing from Portsmouth, England when they returned to Sierra Leone, Africa following their purchase from the Temne tribe by a group of British abolitionists and philanthropists headed by Granville Sharp. The settlement, Freetown, was founded as a refuge for former slaves who had gained their freedom in England (slavery was abolished in 1772), but who had no way to support themselves at home.

      1787, 1772
      Granville Sharp
      Portsmouth, England,

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