Photographer's Note

Town from cape coast area with slave castle on the top of the mountain. Black part of the story of Ghana.

"Throughout the slave trade period, at different times, thousands of captured slaves were chained to cannonballs at the castle, and made to stand in the blazing sun. Women, when their capturers were not raping them, could be made to lift heavy cannonballs in the blistering sun as punishment. Other so-called rebellious captives were either murdered outright, or placed in solitary confinement in an airtight, dark holding ‘facility’ in the courtyard, and could be left there to starve to death. Yet, while all these atrocities were going on, the castle also served as a missionary sanctuary and housed a church. The slave traders held church services there."

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Yan L Dion (yanldion) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 8] (190)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-12-22
  • Categories: Castillos
  • Exposición: f/10.0, 1/200 segundos
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2005-03-10 11:17
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