Goree Island is off the Southern tip of Dakar and it was one of the biggest slave trading spots in Africa. Because it is so far west, 20 million slaves were routed through this island that is less than 1 square mile. The slave trade here lasted over 300 years. The island is beautiful and idyllic and haunting. I was especially impacted and will tell the stories later. The doorway in the above photo is called the Port of No Return in the Maison des Esclaves because it would be the door that the slaves stepped through to get on the boats that would take them away from Africa forever.