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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:58 PM

2. Thank you Tx~

The House of Slaves (Maison des Esclaves) and its Door of No Return is a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade on Gorée Island, 3 km off the coast of the city of Dakar, Senegal. Its museum, opened in 1962 and curated until his death in 2009 by Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye, is said to memorialise the final exit point of the slaves from Africa. Historians differ on how many, if any African slaves were actually held in this building, as well as the relative importance of Gorée Island as a point on the Atlantic Slave Trade,[1] but visitors from Africa, Europe and the Americas, along with world leaders, continue to make it an important place to remember the human toll of African slavery.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Slaves_(Gor%C3%A9e)

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