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Isaiah Washington Donates $25K to Slave Documentary

Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington, who has traced his roots to Sierra Leone (by way of DNA testing), has donated $25,000 to a computer-animation project telling the story of Bunce Island, an 18th-century slave-trading castle that sent African captives to North America. "The stories of the innumerable Sierra Leoneans that were forced into slavery have yet to be extensively told," Washington said in a statement to the AP. "I believe this project will begin to shed some much-needed light on the region, both past and present."

Matt Mitovich
Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington, who has traced his roots to Sierra Leone (by way of DNA testing), has donated $25,000 to a computer-animation project telling the story of Bunce Island, an 18th-century slave-trading castle that sent African captives to North America. "The stories of the innumerable Sierra Leoneans that were forced into slavery have yet to be extensively told," Washington said in a statement to the AP. "I believe this project will begin to shed some much-needed light on the region, both past and present."