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By Mocha Graham ( - on Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 3:44 pm: Edit Post

Im an American with Paternal Parents and Grandparents from South Carolina. I took a few African History courses and found out that Sierra Leoneans migrated there from slavery. I am interested in finding out from wince I came. I was told Mr.Opala was my best source. I visited Salone (Freetown) last year. Please sir if you will contact me in your free time. I realize you are very busy and it may take some time, but all I want is just a headstart on where and how to begin.. Thank You..

By Glen D. Wasson ( - on Monday, October 16, 2006 - 2:15 am: Edit Post

Mocha Graham,

Your very recent post excites me. First my then wife and I were linguistic missionaries (1978-1979) to the Koranko people in the village of Bendugu in the Sambia Chiefdom, Northern District of Sierra Leone. Bendugu is located between Bumbuna and Allikalia.

Secondly, during our training at Summer Institute of Linguistics we learned that there are a lot of decendents of freed slaves who settled in the off shore islands.

Glen Wasson

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