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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Cultural Heritage Educator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black, White
Favorite Food:
Cassava Leaves
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Tallahassee, Florida
Favorite Quote:
Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.

Birthplace

Born:
5/31/1966
Birth Location:
Freetown,

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Cultural Heritage Educator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black, White
Favorite Food:
Cassava Leaves
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Tallahassee, Florida
Favorite Quote:
Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.

Birthplace

Born:
5/31/1966
Birth Location:
Freetown
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Biography

Donald B. Eardley George is an educational speaker, teaching African American history aboard the Amistad ship. George was born on May 31, 1966, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in West Africa. His mother was Marie George, descended from the Mende slaves and his father was Emmanuel George. George is a descendant of one of the leading founders of Sierra Leone. In addition, George has seven siblings: Emmanuel, Ellen, and Onikeh, Avril, Deanie, Leslie, and Olayamatu.

In 1991, George graduated from Transworld College in the United Kingdom with an Associate's degree in office administration. Following his education, George began working with the Council of Churches as a program assistant. The United Church of Christ brought George to Amistad America, Inc. in 2004 where he became the International Multicultural Education Coordinator. George lectured on the Amistad Incident of 1839 while aboard the Freedom Schooner Amistad. He was also heavily involved in the Atlantic Freedom Tour in 2007 where the Amistad sailed to England, West Africa, and the Caribbean. George has acted as liaison for Amistad America Inc. with the Caricom and African Union ambassadors at the United Nations on a permanent memorial, student video conference, and the International Slavery Remembrance Day Project.

Since 2004, George has been an affiliate of Friends of Amistad, a history and humanitarian organization. In 2005, George was presented an award by the African American Telecommunication Professionals of SBC. Two years later, George received the Golden Star Achievement award from the Peace and Love Group of Sierra Leoneans and in 2008, he was given the Irma Kingsley Johnson Distinguished Service award by the Chicago Friends of the Amistad Research Center. In 2010 George received the diamond award from the University of Mass African Students Union.

George has two children, Desmond and Juliet who were born and live in Sierra Leone.

Donald George was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on April 30, 2010.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Donald George's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Donald George lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Donald George describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Donald George describes his mother's upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Donald George describes his relationship with his mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Donald George describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Donald George talks about his ancestor's role in the founding of Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Donald George describes the history of Sierra Leone, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Donald George describes the history of Sierra Leone, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Donald George describes his family's role in the history of Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Donald George talks about the colonial history of Sierra Leone
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Donald George talks about his grandparents
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Donald George talks about his parents' relationship
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Donald George describes his likeness to his parents
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Donald George talks about Freemasonry in West Africa
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Donald George talks about his abandonment by his father
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Donald George describes his relationship with his father
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Donald George remembers his household in Sierra Leone
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Donald George describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Donald George describes his early education in Sierra Leone
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Donald George recalls his early activities at the Regent Road Baptist Church in Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Donald George recalls studying at the Trans World Education College in England
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Donald George remembers the Sierra Leone Civil War
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Donald George talks about the film portrayal of the Sierra Leone Civil War
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Donald George remembers Sierra Leone's Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Donald George reflects upon the aftermath of the Sierra Leone Civil War
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Donald George recalls the nationalization of the Sierra Leonean mining industry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Donald George describes how he came to work for AMISTAD America Incorporated
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Donald George talks about his desire to improve the image of Sierra Leone
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Donald George describes the aims of AMISTAD America Incorporated
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Donald George describes the history of the Amistad slave revolt, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Donald George describes the history of the Amistad slave revolt, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Donald George describes the case of United States v. Schooner Amistad
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Donald George talks about the life of Sengbe Pieh
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Donald George talks about Sarah Margru Kinson
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Donald George shares lessons from the life of Sengbe Pieh
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Donald George talks about the legacy of La Amistad
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Donald George remembers sailing on the Freedom Schooner Amistad
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Donald George remembers the famous passengers of the Freedom Schooner Amistad
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Donald George reflects upon his experiences aboard the Freedom Schooner Amistad
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Donald George remembers sailing to Sierra Leone on the Freedom Schooner Amistad
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Donald George reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Donald George reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 12 - Donald George describes his hopes and concerns for the black community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 13 - Donald George talks about his children
  • Tape: 5 Story: 14 - Donald George describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Donald George narrates his photographs