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Slavery & Colonialism in Africa
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Students will gain a deeper understanding of the African slave trade, one of the great tragedies of world history, while traveling to the royal palaces at Abomey, built with the wealth obtained from trafficking in human beings, and the slave fortresses in Accra, the site of holding cells for enslaved Africans awaiting transportation to the Americas. In South Africa, investigate the country’s harsh colonial past at Robben Island, the infamous political prison where Nelson Mandela and many other anti-apartheid leaders were incarcerated. Part of the multivolume Wonders of Africa DVD Series. A teacher's guide is included. 39 minutes.