25 September 2012

We're lucky

The door of no return

If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated...
~Dr. Carter G. Woodson.

The Door of No Return

For many, it was their last glimpse of Africa. Pushed through the "door of no return," millions of Africans were shipped from places like this whitewashed fort in Elmina, Ghana, to a life of slavery in Brazil, the Caribbean and America.We're very lucky. If we were to visit,  we would be able to go back out of this room the way we came.
Don't take our history for granted.