Monday, July 01, 2013

"A Disputed Memorial to the Slave Trade"

"Historians first uncovered the apparent truth about Goree in the 1990s. But almost 20 years later, the site’s emotional power is still strong – as is its prominent place in a history that it actually had very little to do with. But that might be about something much bigger than just the persistence of myth or the challenge in overturning a too-good-to-be-true story."

In The Washington Post, Max Fisher explores Goree Island in history and memory.

As does Adam Goodheart in a 2003 New York Times article.

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