This is a visit to two slave castles along the Ghana Coast. These beautiful structures were host to a horrific brutal history. Local people from various tribes were taken from their villages and enslaved and sent to the New World and sold as property. I was surprised to learn that slavery was going on here even before the Europeans arrived and that is was locals who raided the villages and sold them to the Europeans. Outside these castles are villages where life goes on, at a hectic pace, seemingly oblivious to their ominous history.
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Category:Travel and Places
Keywords:Africa, Cape Coast, Cape Coast Castle, Ghana, Gold Coast, Sub Saharan, castle, colonial, dungeon, fishing village, slave