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Tourists retrace slave route from Africa
This month's anniversary of the first Africans to arrive in Virginia has caused a rush of interest in ancestral tourism, with people from the United States, the Caribbean and Europe seeking out their roots in West Africa.
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
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August 20, 2019
U.S. professor Joyce Hope Scott, from Boston, stands at the 'Door of No Return' as she visits the 'Maison...
Dakar, Senegal
U.S. professor Joyce Hope Scott stands at the 'Door of No Return' as she visits the 'Maison Des Esclaves'...
U.S. professor Joyce Hope Scott, from Boston, stands at the 'Door of No Return' as she visits the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 7, 2019. Joyce said: "The legacy of slavery has not yet ended. Racism, racial discrimination, poverty, dispossession, oppression have not ended with the actual event of slavery (ending) itself. So even if we didnÕt want to remember, we are forced to because it is around us every day." The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past.ÊPicture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
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People play football as seen from the Cape Coast Castle, Ghana August 12, 2019. The 400-year anniversary...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
People play football as seen from the Cape Coast Castle
People play football as seen from the Cape Coast Castle, Ghana August 12, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken August 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kweku Obeng TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5I3
August 20, 2019
A disused building is seen on the beach where thousands of slaves were shipped away from the historic...
Ouidah, Benin
Disused building is seen on the beach where thousands of slaves were shipped away from the historic slave...
A disused building is seen on the beach where thousands of slaves were shipped away from the historic slave port of Ouidah, Benin, July 17, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5H2
August 20, 2019
A Senegalese boy walks from the 'Door of No Return' as he visits the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house,...
Dakar, Senegal
Senegalese boy walks from the 'Door of No Return' as he visits the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house,...
A Senegalese boy walks from the 'Door of No Return' as he visits the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point from where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 7, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5J8
August 20, 2019
A man looks out from a sea viewing commenorative building that is known locally as 'The Tunnel' that...
Badagry, Nigeria
Man looks out from a sea viewing commenorative building that is known locally as 'The Tunnel' that is...
A man looks out from a sea viewing commenorative building that is known locally as 'The Tunnel' that is sited near the 'Point of No Return' where slaves were shipped from the slave port at Badagry, Nigeria June 21, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5IG
August 20, 2019
A bas-relief of shackled slaves is embedded in the wall of the Seriki Abass Slave Museum in Badagry,...
Badagry, Nigeria
Bas-relief of shackled slaves is embedded in the wall of the Seriki Abass Slave Museum in Badagry
A bas-relief of shackled slaves is embedded in the wall of the Seriki Abass Slave Museum in Badagry, Nigeria June 19, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HM
August 20, 2019
Tourists are seen at The Memorial of the Great Jubilee of 2000 monument at the historic slave port of...
Ouidah, Benin
Tourists are seen at The Memorial of the Great Jubilee of 2000 monument at the historic slave port of...
Tourists are seen at The Memorial of the Great Jubilee of 2000 monument at the historic slave port of Ouidah in Benin July 18, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde.
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HJ
August 20, 2019
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, in Tiassale that was...
TIASSALE, Cote D'Ivoire
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, in Tiassale that was...
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, in Tiassale that was built on a former slave route, Ivory Coast July 21, 2019. Men and women captured in Ivory Coast and sold into slavery 400 years ago would take their final bath in the sacred River Bodo before the ship's journey to America. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HH
August 20, 2019
Tourists ride in a ferry towards Goree Island a gathering point from where slaves were shipped west in...
Dakar, Senegal
Tourists ride in a ferry towards Goree Island a gathering point from where slaves were shipped west in...
Tourists ride in a ferry towards Goree Island a gathering point from where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 7, 2019. Goree island is an UNESCO world heritage site that attracts tourists from different countries from around the World. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HL
August 20, 2019
A tourist takes a photograph of ruins on the Kunta Kinte island in the Gambia River, Jufureh near Albreda,...
ALBREDA, Gambia
Tourist takes a photograph of ruins on the Kunta Kinte island in the Gambia River, Jufureh near Albreda...
A tourist takes a photograph of ruins on the Kunta Kinte island in the Gambia River, Jufureh near Albreda, on the north bank of Gambia July 19, 2019. Kunta Kinte island is one of slavery shipping points and now named after a Gambian man from Juffrey, which according to the Alex Haley's book, Roots:The Saga of an American Family, was among 98 slaves who were shipped to the United States in 1767. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5GU
August 20, 2019
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built near a former...
TIASSALE, Cote D'Ivoire
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built near a former...
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built near a former slave route that was used by slaves to take a last bath before being loaded onto slave ships, Tiassale, Ivory Coast, July 21, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5GK
August 20, 2019
Tourists visit the ruins of Kunta Kinte island in the Gambia River, near Jufureh, Albreda, on the North...
ALBREDA, Gambia
Tourists visit the ruins of Kunta Kinte island in the Gambia River, near Jufureh, Albreda
Tourists visit the ruins of Kunta Kinte island in the Gambia River, near Jufureh, Albreda, on the North bank of Gambia July 19, 2019. Kunta Kinte island was one of the slavery shipping points and is now named after a Gambian man from Juffrey, who according to the Alex Haley's book, Roots:The Saga of an American Family, was among 98 slaves who were shipped to the United States in 1767. Picture taken July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HY
August 20, 2019
Akwasi Afum, 9, watches as visitors arrive at the Assin Manso ancestral graveyard near the Manso river...
ASSIN MANSO, Ghana
Akwasi Afum, 9, watches as visitors arrive at the Assin Manso ancestral graveyard near the Manso river...
Akwasi Afum, 9, watches as visitors arrive at the Assin Manso ancestral graveyard near the Manso river where slaves took their 'last bath' before being taken to slave forts and castles along the shores of the Atlantic Coast, Assin Manso, Ghana August 11, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken August 11, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HQ
August 20, 2019
Local craftsmen offer T shirts, pictures and clothing for sale to tourists arriving by bus at a hotel...
Kumasi, Ghana
Local craftsmen offer T shirts, pictures and clothing for sale to tourists arriving by bus at a hotel...
Local craftsmen offer T shirts, pictures and clothing for sale to tourists arriving by bus at a hotel in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana August 10, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HO
August 20, 2019
American tourist, Divine Koufahenou takes a picture of her Mother Afi and her friend Dawn Kravig at the...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
American tourist, Divine Koufahenou takes a picture of her Mother Afi and her friend Dawn Kravig at the...
American tourist, Divine Koufahenou takes a picture of her Mother Afi and her friend Dawn Kravig at the 'Door of No Return' at the Cape Coast Slave Castle in Ghana, July 28, 2019. Cape Coast Castle was used as a slaving post from where slaves were bought and sold and then shipped to the U.S. and other countries. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 28, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HF
August 20, 2019
U.S. tourist Teresa Arthur looks at bracelets while on tour at the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra,...
Accra, Ghana
U.S. tourist Teresa Arthur looks at bracelets while on tour at the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra
U.S. tourist Teresa Arthur looks at bracelets while on tour at the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra, Ghana to learn about Ghanaian political history as part of discovering her African slave roots and identity August 7, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HC
August 20, 2019
Foreign tourists listen to a guide at the Cape Coast Slave Castle in Ghana, July 28, 2019. Cape Coast...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
Foreign tourists listen to a guide at the Cape Coast Slave Castle
Foreign tourists listen to a guide at the Cape Coast Slave Castle in Ghana, July 28, 2019. Cape Coast Castle was used as a slaving post from where slaves were bought and sold and then shipped to the U.S. and other countries. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken july 28, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HB
August 20, 2019
A girl walks past a flag of Ghana outside the Cape Coast Castle, in Ghana, July 28, 2019. Cape Coast...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
Girl walks past a flag of Ghana outside the former slave trading Cape Coast Castle
A girl walks past a flag of Ghana outside the Cape Coast Castle, in Ghana, July 28, 2019. Cape Coast Castle was used as a slaving post from where slaves were bought and sold and then shipped to the US and other countries. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 28, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5H5
August 20, 2019
Charity Butler Agyemang, a Ghananian tour guide looks on at the Cape Coast Slave Castle in Ghana, July...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
Charity Butler Agyemang, a Ghananian tour guide looks on at the Cape Coast Slave Castle in Ghana
Charity Butler Agyemang, a Ghananian tour guide looks on at the Cape Coast Slave Castle in Ghana, July 28, 2019. Charity said: "I think the 'Year of Return' has really helped in the tourism industry because we have a lot of people coming from the diaspora and beyond to invest and tour." Cape Coast Castle was used as a slaving post from where slaves were bought and sold and then shipped to the U.S. and other countries. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 28, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5JH
August 20, 2019
A street vendor waits for customers in Jufureh, Albreda, Gambia, July 19, 2019 a town where slaves were...
ALBREDA, Gambia
Street vendor waits for customers in Jufureh, Albreda, Gambia
A street vendor waits for customers in Jufureh, Albreda, Gambia, July 19, 2019 a town where slaves were shipped from by slave traders. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5JF
August 20, 2019
A schoolgirl takes notes as she prepares her presentation during her school's visit at the 'Maison Des...
Dakar, Senegal
Schoolgirl takes notes as she prepares her presentation during her school's visit at the 'Maison Des...
A schoolgirl takes notes as she prepares her presentation during her school's visit at the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves' house, a gathering point where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 12, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5JE
August 20, 2019
Boys swim in the waters of Gambia river in Jufureh, Albreda port, Gambia July 20, 2019 a town where slaves...
ALBREDA, Gambia
Boys swim in the waters of Gambia river in Jufureh, Albreda port, Gambia
Boys swim in the waters of Gambia river in Jufureh, Albreda port, Gambia July 20, 2019 a town where slaves were shipped from by slave traders. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 20, 2019. REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5JD
August 20, 2019
A resident walks beside a statue commenorating slavery's abolition near the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves'...
Dakar, Senegal
Resident walks beside a statue commenorating slavery's abolition near the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves'...
A resident walks beside a statue commenorating slavery's abolition near the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves' house, a gathering point where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 8, 2019.ÊThe 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 8, 2019. REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5JA
August 20, 2019
A fisherman fishes in front Kunta Kinte Island, at the port in Jufureh, Albreda, on the north bank of...
ALBREDA, Gambia
Fisherman fishes in front Kunta Kinte Island, at the port in Jufureh, Albreda, on the north bank of The...
A fisherman fishes in front Kunta Kinte Island, at the port in Jufureh, Albreda, on the north bank of The Gambia River, Gambia July 20, 2019. Kunta Kinte island was one of the slavery shipping points and is now named after a Gambian man from Juffrey, who according to the Alex Haley's book, Roots:The Saga of an American Family, was among 98 slaves who were shipped to the United States in 1767. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 20, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5J3
August 20, 2019
A jetty is seen at the 'Point of No Return' where slaves would alight from dug out canoes on their way...
Badagry, Nigeria
Jetty is seen at the point of no return where slaves alight from dug out canoes on their way to the ships...
A jetty is seen at the 'Point of No Return' where slaves would alight from dug out canoes on their way to the ships at the slave port of Badagry, Nigeria June 21, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5J0
August 20, 2019
A hut covers the site of a well where slaves drank water before they were boarded on ships at the historic...
Badagry, Nigeria
Hut covers the site of a well where slaves drank water before they were boarded on ships at the historic...
A hut covers the site of a well where slaves drank water before they were boarded on ships at the historic port of Badagry, Nigeria, June 21, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5IY
August 20, 2019
People steer canoes on a lagoon by the bridge near the historic slave port town Ouidah, Benin July 17,...
Ouidah, Benin
People steer canoes on a loagoon by the bridge near the historic slave port town Ouidah
People steer canoes on a lagoon by the bridge near the historic slave port town Ouidah, Benin July 17, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5IS
August 20, 2019
A man plays soccer on Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July 12, 2019. Goree island, a UNESCO...
Dakar, Senegal
Man play soccer, at Goree Island, a UNESCO world heritage site,that was used as a slave gathering point...
A man plays soccer on Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July 12, 2019. Goree island, a UNESCO world heritage site, was used as a slave gathering point from where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5IQ
August 20, 2019
A fisherman works in his boat as he fishes behind a rusting cannon, beside Kunta Kinteh Island, in the...
ALBREDA, Gambia
Fisherman works in his boat as he fishes beside Kunta Kinteh Island, in the Gambia River, near Jufureh,...
A fisherman works in his boat as he fishes behind a rusting cannon, beside Kunta Kinteh Island, in the Gambia River, near Jufureh, Albreda, Gambia July 20, 2019. Kunta Kinte island was one of the slavery shipping points and is now named after a Gambian man from Juffrey, who according to the Alex Haley's book, Roots:The Saga of an American Family, was among 98 slaves who were shipped to the United States in 1767. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 20, 2019.REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5IL
August 20, 2019
A couple are seen walking away from the monument of 'Point of No Return' at the historic slave port of...
Ouidah, Benin
Couple are seen walking away from the monument of 'Point of No Return' at the historic slave port of...
A couple are seen walking away from the monument of 'Point of No Return' at the historic slave port of Ouidah, Benin, July 18, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5IK
August 20, 2019
School children on a field trip pose for a group photograph on the beach at the slave port in Badagry,...
Badagry, Nigeria
School children on a field trip pose for a group photograph on the beach at the slave port in Badagry...
School children on a field trip pose for a group photograph on the beach at the slave port in Badagry, Nigeria June 21, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5II
August 20, 2019
REFILE - CORRECTING GRAMMAR A man walks past a sign for the slave museum in Badagry, Nigeria June 19,...
Badagry, Nigeria
Man walks past a sign for the slave museum in Badagry
REFILE - CORRECTING GRAMMAR A man walks past a sign for the slave museum in Badagry, Nigeria June 19, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5IH
August 20, 2019
A tourist shop owner waits for customers at his art and craft shop at the historic slave port of Ouidah,...
Ouidah, Benin
Tourist shop owner waits for customers at his art and craft shop at the historic slave port of Ouidah...
A tourist shop owner waits for customers at his art and craft shop at the historic slave port of Ouidah, Benin, July 17, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5IE
August 20, 2019
A woman arranges some of her arts and craft carvings that are for sale at the historic slave port of...
Ouidah, Benin
Woman arranges some of her arts and craft carvings that are for sale at the historic slave port of Ouidah...
A woman arranges some of her arts and craft carvings that are for sale at the historic slave port of Ouidah, Benin July 17, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5IB
August 20, 2019
A sign advertising food and tourism services is seen at a closed down hotel near the monument at the...
Ouidah, Benin
Sign advertising food and tourism services is seen at a closed down hotel near the monument at the 'Point...
A sign advertising food and tourism services is seen at a closed down hotel near the monument at the 'Point of No Return' at the historic slave port of Ouidah, Benin July 17, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5I6
August 20, 2019
A sculpture based on the Brookes ship illustration depicting how slaves were transported in a slave ship...
PORTO-NOVO, Benin
Sculpture based on the Brookes ship illustration depicting how slaves were transported in a slave ship...
A sculpture based on the Brookes ship illustration depicting how slaves were transported in a slave ship is seen at the Da-Silva museum in Porto-Novo, Benin, July 16, 2019.The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5I1
August 20, 2019
A door opens into the inner chambers of the court at the Seriki Abass Slave Museum in Badagry, Nigeria...
Badagry, Nigeria
Door opens into the inner chambers of the court at the Seriki Abass Slave Museum in Badagry
A door opens into the inner chambers of the court at the Seriki Abass Slave Museum in Badagry, Nigeria June 19, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HZ
August 20, 2019
A tourist looks at goods in a craft shop in the historic slave port of Ouidah, Benin July 17, 2019. The...
Ouidah, Benin
Tourist looks at good in a craft shop in the historic slave port of Ouidah, Benin
A tourist looks at goods in a craft shop in the historic slave port of Ouidah, Benin July 17, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
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August 20, 2019
A sign of a restaurant and bar is seen on the wall of the old English fort in the historic slave town...
Ouidah, Benin
Sign of a restaurant and bar is seen on the wall of the old English fort in the historic slave town of...
A sign of a restaurant and bar is seen on the wall of the old English fort in the historic slave town of Ouidah, Benin July 17, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
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August 20, 2019
Tourists walk away holding hands after visiting the Da-Silva slave museum in Porto-Novo, Benin July 16,...
PORTO-NOVO, Benin
Tourists walk away holding hands after visiting the Da-Silva slave museum in Porto-Novo
Tourists walk away holding hands after visiting the Da-Silva slave museum in Porto-Novo, Benin July 16, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
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August 20, 2019
REFILE - CORRECTING TYPO People steer a canoe on a lagoon by the bridge near the historic slave port...
Ouidah, Benin
People steer a canoe on a lagoon by the bridge near the historic slave port town Ouidah
REFILE - CORRECTING TYPO People steer a canoe on a lagoon by the bridge near the historic slave port town Ouidah, Benin July 17, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
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August 20, 2019
A woman takes a picture of a boy posing with a metal sculpture at the Da-Silva Museum in Porto-Novo,...
PORTO-NOVO, Benin
Woman takes a picture of a boy posing with a metal sculpture at the Da-Silva Museum in Porto-Novo
A woman takes a picture of a boy posing with a metal sculpture at the Da-Silva Museum in Porto-Novo, Benin July 16, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
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August 20, 2019
A woman sells food on the street infront of a monument with an inscrption Ouidah Historic City along...
Ouidah, Benin
Woman sells food on the street infront of a monument with an inscrption Ouidah Historic City along Ouidah-Togo...
A woman sells food on the street infront of a monument with an inscrption Ouidah Historic City along Ouidah-Togo highway in Benin July 17, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 17, 2019 REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
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August 20, 2019
A woman waits for customers as she sells her wares in front of a bas-relief of slaves embedded on the...
PORTO-NOVO, Benin
Woman waits for customers as she sells her wares in front of a bas-relief of slaves embedded on the wall...
A woman waits for customers as she sells her wares in front of a bas-relief of slaves embedded on the wall of Da-Silva museum at Porto-Novo, Benin, July 16, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
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August 20, 2019
Emmanuel Mouti Dongo from Cameroon visits the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point from...
Dakar, Senegal
Emmanuel Mouti Dongo from Cameroon visits the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point from...
Emmanuel Mouti Dongo from Cameroon visits the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point from where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 7, 2019. Emmanuel said: "The Slave House of the Goree Island is an historic site, a place of remembrance and is a very important journey that must be made by all Africans. Not to accuse but to heal and reconcile people in the hope of building a world more harmonious and more respectful of human rights and solidarity with each other." The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
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August 20, 2019
Tourists stand at the 'Door of No Return' as they visit the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering...
Dakar, Senegal
Tourists stand at the 'Door of No Return' as they visit the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering...
Tourists stand at the 'Door of No Return' as they visit the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 7, 2019.ÊThe 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
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August 20, 2019
A man uses a wheel barrow as he walks past a bas-relief of shackled slaves embedded on a plague advertising...
Badagry, Nigeria
Man uses a wheel barrow as he walks past a bas-relief of shackled slaves embedded on a plague advertising...
A man uses a wheel barrow as he walks past a bas-relief of shackled slaves embedded on a plague advertising the Mobee Royal Family Original Slave Relics Museum in Badagry, Nigeria June 21, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
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August 20, 2019
Senegalese tourists take selfies in front of the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point...
Dakar, Senegal
Senegalese tourists take selfies in front of the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point...
Senegalese tourists take selfies in front of the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 7, 2019.ÊThe 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
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August 20, 2019
A woman poses for pictures while standing on an old French gun emplacement at Goree Island off the coast...
Dakar, Senegal
Woman poses for pictures while standing on an old French gun emplacement at Goree Island off the coast...
A woman poses for pictures while standing on an old French gun emplacement at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July 12, 2019. Goree island, a UNESCO world heritage site, was used as a slave gathering point from where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 12, 2019. REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
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August 20, 2019
A woman walks home at Goree Island, a UNESCO world heritage site, off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July...
Dakar, Senegal
Woman walks home at Goree Island, a UNESCO world heritage site, off the coast of Dakar
A woman walks home at Goree Island, a UNESCO world heritage site, off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July 12, 2019. Kunta Kinte island was one of the slavery shipping points and is now named after a Gambian man from Juffrey, who according to the Alex Haley's book, Roots:The Saga of an American Family, was among 98 slaves who were shipped to the United States in 1767. Picture taken July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
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August 20, 2019
A boy plays on a tree in Jufureh, Albreda, a town where slaves were abducted and shipped by slave traders...
ALBREDA, Gambia
Boy plays on a tree in Jufureh, Albreda, a town where slaves were abducted and shipped by slave traders...
A boy plays on a tree in Jufureh, Albreda, a town where slaves were abducted and shipped by slave traders in Gambia, July 19, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
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August 20, 2019
Nuns visit the male section of the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point where slaves...
Dakar, Senegal
Nuns visit the male section of the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point where slaves...
Nuns visit the male section of the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 12, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 12, 2019. REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra
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