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The Door of No Return: How 20 Million Africans Passed Through This Door As Slaves To The Americas And Europe

Goree Island, home to ‘The Door of No Return’, is a tiny 45-acre island that is located approximately 3 kilometres (2 miles) off the coast of Dakar, the capital of Senegal. The Island is home to one of the oldest sites of European settlement on the African coast, and once the center of the West African slave trade with an estimated 20 million Africans passing through the Island between 1536-1848 to work on plantations in Europe and the Americas.

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