A few years ago my hubby, on a business trip, went to Elmina in Ghana and visited the slave castle where President Obama and his family have been to recently.
There must be tons of websites with the story but here are two :
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/ - written one of the journalists who visited the slave castle before the President's visit ..... and http://www.jackandjillpolitics.com/ - mainly photos of the President's visit.
My hubby was very deeply moved by his visit ....
... built, in 1482 by the Portuguese, it was the first trading post on the Gulf of Guinea and then was used for slave trading
Inside the mens dungeons where hundreds of men were crammed together for several months waiting for the slave ships to arrive ... hubby says there is still a sickly stench in there ..
'Door of no return' ... slaves passed though this door to waiting slave ships ..