Thursday, August 13, 2009

Oklahoma First Lady Kim Henry on the Slave Castle in Ghana

Greg Horton with the Oklahoma Gazette in a story about the New Baptist Covenant meeting has a quote from Oklahoma First Lady Kim Henry about her experience at the same slave castle in Ghana that President Obama recently visited. Her comment was particularly insightful:
Kim Henry said the slave castle had a profound effect on her and contributed to her decision to participate in a discussion about race. "It was almost like walking into a time machine," she said. "You feel and smell the anguish and the fear. It was surreal to walk into a place where so much evil was done for profit. I remember thinking the castle mimicked humanity: It's so beautiful from the outside and the view of the ocean is beautiful, but inside it hides something sinister."

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