The town of Badagry wants to enlighten the world to its historic sites, landscapes, cultural artifacts and relics of human slavery. They are preserving buildings, sites and memories of this iniquitous period so that tourists can unearth the dark impact of this era. Places of interest include the Palace of the Akran of Badagry and its mini ethnographic museum, the early missionaries cemetery, the District Officer's Office and Residence, the First Storey Building in Nigeria constructed by the Anglican missionaries, relics of slave chains in the mini museum of slave trade, cannons of war, the Vlekte slave Market, and the Slave Port established for the shipment of slaves before the l6th century.
Here's a history of the slave trade in Badagry in pictures
This is the wharf from which the slaves were transported across the water to the "Point of No Return".
The slave market at Posuko was the main center of the Slave Trade.
A plaque officially commissioning the Badagry Slave Route ProjectMay 18, 1999
The "Point of No Return is across the water, just to the right of the boat.
Another view of the wharf, from which the slaves left for points unknown
First Storey building in Nigeria.
This is the Slave Relics Museum, where relics from the Badagry Slave Trade era are being kept.
Badagry is a place y'all need to visit. I've been there once but didn't get the opportunity to tour the place, but I plan to do so before the end of year. Anyone wants to go with me? Holla at me.
If you learnt anything new today...drop a comment! Kisses! Linda