Description This mosaic will explore the various ways in which the Atlantic Slave Trade is remembered, taught, and memorialized in Ghana, West African and Charleston, South Carolina. Students will focus their individual and group research along three themes: museums, monuments, and cultural memorialization. Students will travel to Ghana to explore the history of the Atlantic Slave Trade and the significance of the "slave coast" of West Africa. The region incorporated the slave forts of Cape Coast Castle and El Mina - two of the major sites for slave embarkations for the Americas from West Africa from the 16th through the 19th centuries. Additionally, students will travel to South Carolina to examine African Survival in a New World Context. They will discover no only the ways in which the Atlantic Slave Trade is commemorated in one of the major U.S disembarkation sites of enslaved Africans, but they will also analyze how African culture is preserved at historic plantations, in Gullah/Low County communities, and through material culture in the 21st century.
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