Fort Elmina

There are still many old forts on the coast of West Africa. They are a reminder of the European slave trade. Fort Elmina (Ghana) is the most well-known. It was built by the Portuguese around 1480. Later it was conquered by the Dutch Republic. A governor of the Dutch West India Company (WIC) started living there. Discover what happened.

 


This door leads to a dark cell in Fort Elmina, on the coast of Ghana.