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Wayn Hamilton Traces His Family's History Back to Black Soldiers Who Sided With the British During the American Revolution, and Eventually Found Refuge in Nova Scotia

February 13, 2013
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Birchtown, N.S., is famous for having been one of the largest settlements of Black Loyalists, black soldiers who sided with the British during the American Revolution and found refuge in Canada. CBC's Kimberly Gale talks to Wayn Hamilton, a Canadian who traced his family tree back two centuries and discovered relatives in Sierra Leone.

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