1816 Paul Cuffee (1759-1817), a successful Quaker shipowner of African- American and Native American ancestry, gained support from the British government, to settle 38 American Black people.
1827 Fourah Bay College first western-style university in Africa - Now University of Sierra Leone
- Freetown became the Athens of West Africa
- Many of the graduates went on to become leaders of African nations
- Initial studies by African people in a western manner of their own cultures
1896 Coastal and inland area a protectorate in 1896.
- Colonial rulers forge administrative links with The Gambia, the Gold Coast (now Ghana) and Lagos in Nigeria.
1956 United Sierra Leone.
27 April 1961 independence.
- 1620 Pilgrims land in Plymouth, MA
- 1775 American Revolution Begins
- 1776 Declaration of Independence
- 1808 Importation of Slaves outlawed (Est. 350,000 slaves illegally imported between 1808 and 1865 )
- 1865 Thirteenth Amendment abolishes slavery