The West African city of Ouidah in Benin was once an important landmark for the transatlantic slave route. Captured men, women and children were forcibly marched to the coast and sold into slavery. Once the captive humans boarded British, Portuguese and French ships to cross the Atlantic Ocean to the New World, there was no return. Now, Ouidah has refurbished a UNESCO-sponsored monument and opened a route to the town center commemorating enslaved West Africans.
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