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Adelaide Casely-Hayford: One of the earliest Sierra Leonean Feminists and Girls’ Advocator in Africa

Instantly my eyes were opened to the fact that the education meted out to [African people] had … taught us to despise ourselves … Our…

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Alassana Kassama
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Meet Alassana Kassama: The young Gambian lighting Gambian communities

The community watch lens established to identify and motivate young Africans making positive impacts in their communities has found Alassana Kassama, a young Gambian who is changing the stories of people in the Gambia with future plans to extend his good deeds to other African countries.

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Gullah Geechee People
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The Inspiring Story of The Gullah Geechee People Who Are Descendants of Enslaved Africans

The Gullah Geechee people are descendants of Africans who were enslaved on the rice, indigo and Sea Island cotton plantations of the lower Atlantic coast.

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Nathan Francis Mossell
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Nathan Francis Mossell: An African American doctor who helped establish the first black hospital in Philadelphia.

Nathan Francis Mossell was an African American doctor who helped establish the first black hospital in Philadelphia.

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Meet Frances Claudia Wright OBE Known As “West Africa’s Portia” – The First Sierra Leonean Woman To Be Called To The Bar In Great Britain And To Practice Law In Sierra Leone

Little is known about “West Africa’s Portia” and leaving her out of the festivities of Black History Month is gravely unfair. Therefore, The African Dream…

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Lati Hyde-Forster
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Lati Hyde-Forster, MBE: The First Woman To Graduate From Fourah Bay College

Today’s insight on Black History Month captures a peculiar example worthy of feminine emulation. A woman who stood the test of time and contributed to the cause of national growth.

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Queen Ella Koblo Gulama
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Queen Ella Koblo Gulama: The First Elected Female Member of Parliament In Sierra Leone And The First Female Minister In Sub-Saharan Africa

In celebration of Black History Month, The African Dream celebrate the life and death of the first elected female member of parliament in Sierra Leone and the first woman to hold a ministerial position in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her name is Queen Ella Koblo Gulama MBE; OBE, MRSL.

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Africanus Horton – The Sierra Leonean who has a crater on Mercury named after him, and the “Father of modern African political thought”

Many Sierra Leoneans and black people are unaware of the massive exploits of Africanus Horton. Therefore, in an observatory position of Black History Month, the…

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Kai Londo – The Great Kissi Warrior and King Who Developed Kailahun District

Kai Londo was a man of reputable pedigree and stature. One cannot observe Black History Month without highlighting his contribution to local development. Throughout his time, he served as a charismatic and influential leader among his subordinates.

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King Almamy Suluku: One of The Smartest Sierra Leonean Kings In History And One of The Most Influential In African History

In celebration of Black History, The African Dream celebrate King Almamy Suluku one of the greatest kings in African history who, during the British rule in Sierra Leone managed to maintain his independence as long as possible through political strategy. His progressive rule made his kingdom one of the largest as well as one of the richest in Sierra Leone.

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King Nyagua: The Mende King From Sierra Leone Who Defied Orders From British Colonialists, Arrested For Treason And Sent Into Exile

In celebration of Black History Month, we celebrate King Nyagua, who was a wise, friendly and well respected Mende king who defied orders from British colonialists, thus making him one of the few independent kings of his time. 

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Davidson Nicol: The First African Graduate With First Class Honors From The University Of Cambridge

Davidson Sylvester Hector Willoughby Nicol was a Sierra Leonean academic, professor, historian, diplomat, physician, writer and poet. Within his illustrious lifetime, his dedication and passionate…

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