The Historic King Jimmy Marketplace

Dynast and Chief at King Jimmy

“King Jimmy’s Marketplace in Freetown, Sierra Leone is the only “Port of No Return” and “Point of Return” in Africa. Slaves were shipped from here to the Americas and then returned as Krios and Maroons in 1792. This is the original Point of Return and 1792 is the original Year of Return.” – Dynast Amir

King Jimmy was originally a general market however when the Portuguese arrived, they turned it into a slave market. The area has been neglected for several hundred years and the Gullah Redemption Mission Sierra Leone (GRM-SL) has a project underway to revitalize this historic site.

You can learn more about King Jimmy by checking the video below from our sister E.S. of Eat Love Migrate.

Also, help support the ongoing cleanup efforts at King Jimmy by donating to our GoFundMe campaign.

https://youtu.be/oXPrGc-Lsbs

 

Brothers cleaning King Jimmy

 

Young brothers at King Jimmy

 

Brother at King Jimmy

Chief at King Jimmy

 

Group at King Jimmy