Melania Trump Visits Ex-Slave Holding Facility in Ghana

Melania Trump Visits Ex-Slave Holding Facility in Ghana

She later called her visit "a solemn reminder of a time in our history that should never be forgotten".

Melania did make one change to the look however; having chosen to pop the collar of the jacket for her visit to the military base past year, the first lady opted to wear it down in a more conservative style while touring the castle.

"I will never forget the stories.really, really touching".

The young girl was described as looking starstruck as she welcomed the US first lady.

Swedes built the castle for use in the trade of timber and gold.

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama in 2009 on a visit to Ghana also visited the castle. US lawmakers have come, too. Mrs. Trump handed out teddy bears and blankets printed with her BE BEST message.

The jacket aside, however, Melania had a full day of visits in Ghana.

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Cape Coast Castle was a major outpost on the Atlantic slave trading route.

Afterward, the first lady tweeted: "Day two in #Ghana was so impactful". She laid a wreath and signed the guest book.

The Castle is one of many in the country which was used as the last place for slaves who were to be shipped to the Americas in the 17 century.

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Mrs. Trump arrived at the castle after an approximately 2 1/2-hour early morning drive from Accra, the capital city, where she has stayed since opening her first extended global trip as first lady on Tuesday.

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