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Obama Visits Slave Port in Senegal

  • Aired: 1/27/2013
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Almost four centuries after Africans started being shipped to North America as slaves, the first U.S. president of African ancestry visits Goree Island in Senegal -- the point of departure for those destined for lives in chains. On the first leg of an eight-day visit to Africa the first family visits the House of Slaves, a fort built in the late18th century as a transit point for human traffic.

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