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

Francis Akhalbey May 05, 2018

Elmina Castle — Photo Credit: Damien Halleux Radermecker/Flickr

Elmina Castle – Ghana

Also known as St. George of the Mine Castle, Elmina Castle was built by the Portuguese in 1482. It was initially used as a trading post before becoming one of the most important stopovers during the transatlantic slave trade. The castle was also used by the Dutch and subsequently the British.

Elmina Castle Slave Holding Cell


Elmina Castle Male and Female Slave Entrances


Elmina Castle Memorial Plaque — Photo Credit: Kurt Dundy


Elmina Castle Slave Export Gate


Elmina Castle Slave Holding Cell


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