Fambul Tik leads African heritage tours to Sierra Leone. Founded in 2006 as the Sierra Leone-Gullah Heritage Association to nurture the links between Sierra Leoneans and Gullah-Geechees, and now operating as Fambul Tik ("Family Tree"), our culture and heritage company has broadened her scope over the recent years.
Today, we have evolved into a leading historical or roots tour company that has at its core value the presentation of historical "accurate connections!” Those reflecting history as has been researched and documented by scholars. For example, there is a "two-way" connection between the Gullah-Geechee people and Sierra Leoneans. They were taken away during the days of the Transatlantic slave trade, but some came back. When the Black Loyalists, African Americans who had sided with the British during the American Revolutionary War returned to Sierra Leone from Nova Scotia in 1792 there were Gullahs among them. But even more, some were born in Sierra Leone.
A Family Affair between Sierra Leone and North America
Sierra Leoneans and Gullahs have known about their family connection for more than 30 years, and people on both sides of the Atlantic are eager to learn more about it. This is what Fambul Tik (“Family Tree”), a Sierra Leonean cultural organization, will address when we lead an historic study tour of Sierra Leone in December, 2019. Our visitors will include Gullah people, Gullah performers, historians, historical preservationists, and cultural activists. We call our tour “The Sierra Leone-Gullah Connection: The Next Step.”
Fambul Tik Tours aims to provide fascinating roots tours to Sierra Leone, West Africa.
Our heritage tours illustrate three elements: two that deal with slavery and one with freedom. So they illustrate slavery, resistance to it, and its abolition.
We lead roots tours to Sierra Leone; coordinate visits to communities where descendants of Sierra Leoneans reside; run special projects to connect Sierra Leone diaspora to each other; conduct research projects on heritage connections. Fambul Tik coordinates heritage trips to various locations around the world related to a shared Sierra Leonean heritage, particularly resulting from the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Or other connections to or from the country. Our key focus is to provide the traveling guest with an array of tools to discover the breadth and depths of their shared Sierra Leonean heritage, while exploring all the fascinating ecological and historical amusements our local destination has to offer.
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