Ghana Slave Castles
The three largest slave castles in Ghana were Cape Coast Slave Castle, Christiansborg and Elmina Castle.
|Cape Coast Slave Castle in Ghana|
Because of the Atlantic slave trade and the profound effect on the history of West Africa numerous forts were built perched on Ghana's Atlantic Coast.
Around 40 slave castles were built in Ghana, the three largest slave castles were Cape Coast Castle, Christiansborg and Elmina Castle.
|Cape Coast Castle||Elmina Castle||Christiansborg|
|Built by Sweden in 1653||Built by the Portuguese in 1482||Built by the Danish in 1659|
|Castle dungeon a place of death||30,000 slaves passed through each year||Roman Catholic chapel built onsite|
"Slavery is not something from the past, it still has tragic consequences today. We need to continue talking about the heritage and acknowledgment of the important contributions of enslaved people to our modern world. In parallel, racism and discrimination, which are still poisoning our world today, need to be eradicated." Gabriela Ramos UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences
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