Door of No Return

Today, Monday, March 17, we went to Cape Coast Castle, where slaves were placed in dungeons until they were passed through the door of no return. It was a very emotional tour, as we saw how inhumane our ancestors were treated.

While slaves were left chained and handcuffed to wallow in their feces, urine, blood and vomit, the British had a church built over the slave dungeons praising God. Women were placed in the condemned cell for up to seven days if they refused the master’s advances. It was a small room with no ventilation.

The group met with Sandra Gourdet after the tour to debrief, reflect, and discuss our feelings and emotions. Also, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the National Convocation were in session.

Doris Speaks

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