Historians Work to Preserve Slave Castle in Sierra Leone

SOURCE: Catholic Online (8-8-11)

Wealthy anonymous donors in the United States, a group of historians, archaeologists and concerned citizens are working to preserve what’s left of the infamous slave castle on Bunce Island near Sierra Leone in Africa. The area is a crucial site in remembering America’s slave trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Philanthropists now want to build a museum that explores the island’s role in the transatlantic slave trade.


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About Lisa Randle

Lisa is the Education Outreach Coordinator for Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and the Site Coordinator for the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program at the College of Charleston. Lisa is currently working on a PhD in historic archaeology at the University of South Carolina.

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