Senegal Slave House

The story of Goree Island where we were told that millions of slaves  were kept in dungeons awaiting shipment to the Americas is false.  So says Philip Curtin,an historian who has written a couple of dozen books on the Atlantic Slave trade.  He is supported by other historians including the curator of the Goree Island Historical Museum.  The report is a bit misleading as it is just the Slave House with its "door of no return" which is supposedly false. Most slaves would have left through slave depots via the Senegal and Gambia rivers rather than the Atlantic coast.  Nevertheless whether slaves actually  passed through the Slave House or not for millions of Africans it is a symbol of the shameful acts that took place in our history.