Vice President Kamala Harris Visits Cape Coast Castle, Confronts Horrors of Slave Trade
(MENAFN) Vice President Kamala Harris visited Cape Coast Castle in Ghana to learn about the history of the slave trade and its impact on the continent. Moved by the experience, Harris expressed her emotions after touring the castle where Africans were held captive before being sent to the Americas and Caribbean.
Harris had a prepared speech for the tour, but her remarks were mostly off the cuff, according to an official in the vice president's office. She spoke about the dungeons where men, women, and children were kept after being kidnapped from their homes and transported hundreds of miles from their families. She acknowledged the horrors that occurred in the dungeons, with many individuals dying from starvation, torture, and rape.
Harris reflected on the immense impact of slavery on the African continent, which she described as a place of horror for many enslaved people. She highlighted the fact that millions of Africans were forcibly taken from their homes and sold into slavery in the Americas and the Caribbean.
Harris' visit to Cape Coast Castle was a poignant reminder of the dark history of slavery and its ongoing impact on communities around the world. Her emotional response demonstrated a deep understanding of the trauma and pain caused by this history, as well as a commitment to working toward a better future for all people.
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