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cruelladveal Freetown is the capital, principal port, commercial center and largest city of Sierra Leone. The city was founded by British Naval Lieutenant John Clarkson and freed American slaves from Nova Scotia. Freetown was part of the larger colony of Sierra Leone which was founded by the Sierra Leone Company (SLC) in 1787. The SLC, organized by British businessman and abolitionist William Wilberforce, sought to rehabilitate the black poor of London and former slaves of North America by bringing them to the settlement in Sierra Leone where they would stop the African slave trade by spreading Christianity throughout the continent. -www.blackpast.org

I am here as a graduate student of Emory University conducting research and data collection related to maternal and child nutrition in rural Sierra Leone. But above that, I am here as a young Black American woman who seeks to understand and connect with her African ancestry. Though I'm not sure from which part of this continent my direct ancestors come, I do know that the beauty, strength and power running through my veins was passed down to me by the Kings, Queens and Warriors from this beautiful motherland.

Thank you God for this opportunity, and thank you friends and family for your very necessary support. It's going to be an amazing summer. #60daysinSierraLeone
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  •   oheyangel Amazing!! Can't wait to hear more 3d

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cruelladveal It was never written in my plans, but they were always in His. Today, I begin my journey back to Africa--->Freetown, Sierra Leone. Though my path may seem like one of a wanderer, I'm realizing there is purpose in every step. I pray that God continue to light the way so that I may be all that He created me to be. All prayers and well wishes are greatly needed and appreciated. #60daysinSierraLeone 4d
  •   sirvann_oliver Yay!! Safe travels!! 4d
  •   iammelanie_eileen Miss you already! 4d
  •   iammelanie_eileen You are a butterfly like the ones in my book, gently landing from place to place pollinating with boldness and love. Your steps are ordered. Just be and keep following the scent of Gods grace. 4d
  •   cruelladveal Thank you for all the love! I'm safely in Freetown! 3d

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cruelladveal Me + The Commanding Officer of Stephenson High School's NJROTC 2016-2017
Proud of you boo!
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cruelladveal Happy G'day, my king. Here's to staying young forever. 4mon
  •   leesh_meesh_ Happy Birthday... Bae's bae!! Luh ya! 4mon

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cruelladveal 5+ years in this beautiful sisterhood. Oo-op sorors! #J13 #ILoveMyDST 4mon

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cruelladveal resort run with the best running mate in the world @bae 5mon

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cruelladveal From our Framily to yours, Happy Holidays 🏾🏾 photo by: the cute girl in the front with the dabbin gingerbread sweater, Cocoa 5mon

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cruelladveal all around 6mon

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cruelladveal [my] man crush 7mon

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cruelladveal The Trifecta + 1 7mon

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cruelladveal Thank God for blessings on blessings on blessings. Introducing the latest graduate intern at CARE International. #growth 8mon

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cruelladveal One helluva woman. #respect 9mon

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cruelladveal Mine. 12mon

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cruelladveal Bridesmaids. Best friends. Sisters. #mybestfriendswedding #MrandMrsSmith #NassauNuptials 1y
  •   the1stlady09 If you don't mind be asking where did you guys get those bridesmaids dresses from?? 1y
  •   decooley STAHP. MY HEART CANT. 1y
  •   omaribuncum Gorgeous!! 1y
  •   bliss4tiff Beautiful ladies!! 1y

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