Aug. 25, 1619, marks 400 years since the first Africans were enslaved in the Colony of Virginia. Ghana has declared 2019 “the year of return” for African descendants around the globe. The World’s Rupa Shenoy traveled to Ghana to look at how slavery is entangled in both the past and present lives of people there and in the African diaspora.
- Slavery’s unresolved history
- ‘Willful amnesia’: How Africans forgot — and remembered — their role in the slave trade
- A professor with Ghanaian roots unearths a slave castle’s history — and her own
- Resistance and collaboration: Asameni and the keys to Christiansborg Castle in Accra
- Slavers in the family: What a castle in Accra reveals about Ghana’s history
- Archivists race to digitize slavery records before the history is lost
- Amid 1619 anniversary, Virginia grapples with history of slavery in America
- Pirates brought enslaved Africans to Virginia’s shores. Where, exactly, is debatable.