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Adelaide Casely-Hayford, née Smith (27 June 1868—16 January 1960), was a Sierra Leone Creole advocate, an activist for cultural nationalism, educator, short story writer

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Adelaide Smith was born on 27 June 1868 in FreetownSierra Leone, to a mixed-race father (of English and royal Fanti parentage) from the Gold Coast and a Creole mother of Maroon, and Sierra Leone Liberated African ancestry. The young Adelaide and her sisters spent most of their childhood and adolescence in England, where her father had retired in 1872 with his family on a pension of 666 poundsterling. She attended Jersey Ladies' College (now Jersey College for Girls), then at the age of 17 went to StuttgartGermany, to study music at the Stuttgart Conservatory. She returned to England, where, together with her sister, she opened a boarding home for African bachelors who were there as students or workers.


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27 June 1868
FreetownSierra Leone
16 January 1960 (aged 91)
FreetownSierra Leone
Sierra Leonean
activisteducatorwriter
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