House of Slaves (Gorée)

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À tous les enfants qui sont passés par ici et/ou qui ne sont jamais arrivés à destination 😔 ... Un de nos meilleurs moments de notre vie ✌🏾️#GodIsGood #Memory #Story #Thankful #Family #QualityTime 🙊🙈🙉🙌🏽 #Goree #Senegal


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Я в Африке. Никогда бы не подумала, что окажусь здесь. После 2,5 часов сна и 10 часов лету неожиданно посетили совершенно необыкновенное место под названием Горе остров, являющийся объектом ЮНЕСКО, история этого острова захватывает дух и в то же время сложно поверить в неё, так как в настоящее время остров прекрасен, полон людей, местных и немногочисленных туристов, но за ним стоит огромная и абсолютно сумасшедшая история.. I'm in Africa. I've never thought that one day gonna be here. Just like that, after 2,5 h of sleep and 10 h of flying. It's just an amazing place.. Occasionally we decided to visit the Goree island, which is also famous as House of slaves and actually is the UNESCO heritage. It's history is totally terrifying and completely unbelievable, comparing how beautiful and peaceful the island looks these days.. I'm just so happy to be here and have a chance to know so much new.. People here are very friendly and kind. It's such an incredible experience and I feel so blessed for it! 🙏🏻👼 #Africa #Senegal #dakar #goreeisland #houseofslaves


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The House of Slaves, Door of No Return on Gorée Island: This island is the most western point of Africa and was the largest slave trading center on the African coast for more than 3 centuries. Millions of people from different regions were brought to this tiny island and packed into slave houses (literally living on top of each other). Slaves were introduced to torture, malnourishment, disease, rape, and a plethora of inhumane acts. The people were stripped of everything African; their names, cultures, families, and most importantly the country in which they originated. Once a person was held captive on this island, there was no escape. No where to run. No where to swim when the island is surrounded by shark infested water. A forceful step through this door meant "No More Africa". Your destiny would now be determined by your ability to survive the most fucked up, three month boat ride... And then you meet hell and the Devil. You were sold to the Americas. When I say, "you", I mean people that looked something like me.
600 million people died in one of the 8 Houses of Slaves built on Gorée Island.
Millions more died during the boat ride.
Millions more died throughout slavery.
300+ years.
And white people want us to forget about it?
An ancestor of mine could have been forced through that door, knowing that he/she would never see or feel home again. The Door of No Return is important because... Well I came back!
This is my second visit to Africa. I've visited two different countries: Senegal and Ghana. On both occasions, no one told me, "Welcome to Senegal or Ghana"... They all said, "Welcome home, my sister!" Now that's L O V E. ✊🏿❤️✊🏿❤️✊🏿❤️🇸🇳
#BlackLivesMatter #BlackPower #BrothersAndSisters


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Standing in the Door of No Return. There are n words that can explain what I felt today. My beautiful ancestors.. Your pain and trials shall never be forgotten!
#SpiritnSpice


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#goreeisland enjoying the moment❤️


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So beautiful sand painted picture from local artists... Too bad doesn't fit my apartment style;(((


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House of slaves and it's door of no return.
This is our history.


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During slavery, whoever passed through this door would never come back! Some of them were going towards fields...some of them towards death! Very sad to hear the story of this place! #dakar #goreeisland #slaveryhouse #senegal


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We're all on the same boat.... So, today was kind of heavy.


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This door is where the slaves used to exit the slave house after they were sold, or where they were pushed into the ocean for the Sharks if sick or if they misbehaved.... Was really saddening to hear and see the conditions these poor people had to put up with for so many years 💔


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No es una vista al mar cualquiera. La puerta sin retorno, la última mirada de los esclavos antes de su nuevo destino. Tristes recuerdos para una isla tan bonita. #blackhistory #iledegoree #dakar #slaves #houseofslaves #africa


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