The House of Slaves on Senegal’s Goree Island was, by some accounts, a first stop for some 20 million African slaves destined for ships moored in the deep waters off Goree’s rocky shores.
Gorée is a tiny, car-free island off the coast of Dakar, in Senegal. It’s known for its role in the 15th- to 19th-century Atlantic slave trade. On the narrow streets, colonial buildings include the House of Slaves, now a museum. The 19th-century Fort d’Estrées houses the IFAN Historical Museum, with exhibits on Senegal’s past. The Henriette Bathily Women’s Museum considers the role of women in West African society.
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