History of Sierra Leone

The history of Sierra Leone began when the lands became inhabited at least 2,500 years ago. Sierra Leone played a significant part in modern African political liberty and nationalism, and became an independent nation in 1961. It began as a colony of freed American slaves on March 11, 1792, Blacks voted for the first time in elections, as did women.

Read more about History Of Sierra LeoneEarly History, European Contact and Slavery (15th Century), Mane Invasions (16th Century), 1600-1787, Colonial Era (1800 - 1961), 1960 Independence Conference, Opposition of The SLPP Government, Stevens' Government and One Party State (1968-85), Momoh Government and RUF Rebelion (1985-91), Civil War (1991-2001)

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