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5 slave forts and castles in Africa that prove slavery was not a choice [Photos]

May 05, 2018 at 06:52 am | History

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

May 05, 2018 at 06:52 am | History

President Barack Obama finishes an address following a tour with his family of Cape Coast Castle in Ghana on July 11, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

Between 1525 and 1866, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to North America, the Caribbean and South America, according to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. Only about 10.7 million survived the dreadful journey under bondage in slave ships.

Join Face2Face Africa as we highlight these 5 slave forts and castles that our ancestors were inhumanely chained in before being shipped to the Americas.

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