On 12 12 2007 the Gullah Geechee Fellowship Association of Sierra Leone gave a warm welcome to the crew, supporters and “those who made it happen” from the Amistad. It was a magnificent event with participants from all the different branches giving a cultural performance in dance, performing arts or drama. People came from far and wide to celebrate with everyone from Amistad and to remember the significant events that that ship represented in the history of both Sierra Leone and the USA.