Caribbean team visits Badagry slave sites

Caribbean team visits Badagry slave sites

A Caribbean tourism team on Friday visited slave sites in Badagry, to commemorate 400 years since the first slave ship with African slaves berthed in America.


The first of African slaves arrived in America in 1619.

Badagry, located in the west of Lagos on the Atlantic Ocean coast, is a key departure point for slaves.

Millions of Africans, mainly young males and females were taken to Europe, the Americas and the Arab world in a bitter experience that lasted hundreds of years, according to history.

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