NYU Accra Students Visit Elmina Castle

February 12, 2020


Elmina Castle, first constructed by the Portuguese in 1482, was a hub of the transatlantic slave trade in West Africa. The Dutch seized it in 1637, and then the British captured it in 1872. Now a monument and museum, this Ghanaian landmark has an intensely emotional story to tell. While studying abroad at NYU Accra (one of NYU’s global academic locations), students have the opportunity to visit this UNESCO World Heritage site. Watch the video to hear them reflect on their experience.

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