May 15, 2010

Gorée Island

We took a one-day field trip to Gorée Island, located off the coast of Dakar. Gorée played a significant role historically as a trading center and as a strategic military location. It was occupied at different times by Portugese, Dutch, English, and eventually the French . It also was a part of the slave trade and serves today as an important memorial  to that sad era.

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