Same Boat and the national coordinating committee are preparing to receive the crew of the Atlantic Freedom Tour onboard the Amistad, expected on December 11.
The reception is a commemoration of the 200 anniversary of the abolition of the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade which will also be commemorated worldwide.
Explaining to journalists at the Christian Health Association hall (CHASL) on Friday about the memorable year in Sierra Leone, a descendant of Sengbe Pieh who led the Amistad revolt, Samuel Pieh said the anniversary was not only worth celebrating in the country but the world at large.
He explained that Sierra Leone was one of the many pick-up sites of Africans bound for slavery and slave trade across the Atlantic Ocean.
Mr Samuel Pieh said despite the acts meted out on the slaves, the Sierra Leonean-led Amistad saga of 1939-41 was able to refute the property claim over the Africans in the Amistad decision.
Mr Oswald Hanciles of Youth Arise said Africans should ask why were they enslaved for over 400 years, and also why did the Africans capitulate to colonialism for another long years?
With the Same Boat, he went on, the shackles of mental slavery would be broken.
Mr Raymond De Souza George spoke of a kind of freedom practiced in Sierra Leone as a modern kind of slavery because of the time wasted and misused with petty concerns rather than using time and ability creatively for positive models on the basis of past experience.
Same Boat project-Sierra Leone is a branch of the Same Boat UK and they work in collaboration with Amistad America.