Slavery: Goree Island

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Goree island was a holding place for slaves before they were actually sold into slavery. Beautiful scenery , people still live on the island. For 400 years the Africans on the island fought for freedom from the white colonists, such as the french and portuguese. Goree is small 900 meters but great history. For Many years they went from house to house for freedom. 1444 portuguese came and built churches. They built another house on the coast to harbor slaves to sell them to america. They first came to convert everyone then resulted to slavery and start slave trade. 1960 gained independence from french. took all the wealth from africa despite their inferior view of them. First slave house built by the portuguese 1526, there are 28 other ones
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