WH Blog: The Obamas visit Goree Island

IMG_1451Barack and Michelle also paid a visit to Cape Coast Castle during their brief 2009 visit. My second slave castle tour was Ghanaian, but the Obamas headed west.

Recently Michelle blogged about their visit to Goree Island.

…that [I, a descendant of slaves, would one day look out from the Door of No Return] is an argument for hope even in the face of the most unspeakable horrors, because time and again – both in America and around the world – we have seen that cruelty and oppression are no match for people of conscience who commit themselves to the cause of freedom…


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