Digitizing records in Sierra Leone

lovejoy 157749Professors Paul Lovejoy and Suzanne Schwarz head groundbreaking research project in Sierra Leone. They have begun to digitize a series of rare documents in the Sierra Leone public archives. These documents include registers of Liberated Africans and contain biographical information on African names, physical appearances and testimonies from liberated slaves. Some of these documents date back as far as 1758 and are invaluable resources for research in the transatlantic slave trade and the African Diaspora.

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2016/01/transatlantic-slave-trade-sierra-leone-public-archives-freetown.html

 

 

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