Founding Freetown — part one: the unexpected promise

Curious incarnations of charity and exploitation

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Freetown. Photograph by Michael Duff, www.duff.tv

The story begins

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John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore. Attribution: Joshua Reynolds [Public domain]
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A hand drawing of the Silver Bluff Baptist Church- Internet Archive- from the History of the Negro Church by Carter G. Woodson. Taken from http://www.thearda.com/timeline/events/event_12.asp
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One of two remaining certificates. Image taken from: http://www.history.org/Foundation/journal/Autumn07/slaves.cfm
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Detail including entrees for Boston King and Violet King (Boston’s wife) in ‘The Book of Negroes’, 1783. Take from https://www.history.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/history/documents/media/boston_king_and_the_black_loyalists_of_the_american_revolution.pdf

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