Waterloo Riot in Sierra Leone 1843

[ 1843 ]
[The] "liberated Africans" ... outstripped [other settlers in the Freetown area] in wealth and influence... the most enterprising of them moved from the villages to Freetown, and then, ...down the coast... Sometimes there were violent quarrels between them. One of these, at Christmas 1843, led to a riot at Waterloo, twenty miles east of Freetown, which resulted in the setting up of a committee representing all the seventeen nations from which the settlers there originally came.


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