Sister city

One of the most emotionally powerful moments on the trip was the visit to Assin Manso—Slave River. The delegates walked barefoot on the sacred path to the site of the Last Bath, the final freshwater the enslaved stepped in before they were marched to auctions at the slave castles and put on ships.

Charlottesville-Winneba Foundation leads a local delegation to discover the origins of slavery

Words and pictures by Natalie Jacobsen “Take your shoes off,” says Joshua Kwasi. A delegation of 56 people, most representing Charlottesville, pause for a moment, eyes darting and sweeping the stone floor, glancing toward the sandy, exposed path before them. “Why?” asks one member. “Because this is sacred ground,” says Kwasi, the tour guide at […]