Sir Milton Margai was a medical practitioner who went on to become head of state and Prime Minister that led Sierra Leone to independence in 1961.
Mami Yoko (Madam Yoko) was leader of Sierra Leone's Mende people, a powerful and influential woman and founder of the Sande society.
Madam Ella Koblo Gulama was Sierra Leone and sub-Saharan Africa's first female Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister. She was instrumental in improving the education of women in Sierra Leone.
Bai Bureh was a ruler and military strategist who led a rebellion against the British in 1898 who insisted that Sierra Leonean natives should pay a hut tax to them.