Obamas Visit Goree Island Slavery Museum in Senegal
The Obamas are currently on a widely-publicized visit to Africa.
Recently, they visited Goree Island in Senegal, a site from which African slaves were shipped to North America.
The President has called the visit a powerful, moving experience.
Obama says visiting Goree Island on Thursday with his wife, Michelle, and daughters helps them fully appreciate the magnitude of the slave trade.
Obama also said that, as an African American and an African-American president, the trip gives him even greater motivation to stand up for human rights around the world. He said the island is a reminder of what happens when those rights aren’t protected.
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