President Obama, the first Black president of the United States visits Goree Island, Senegal, with his wife, First Lady, Michell Obama, and other members of their family.
Goree Island is a symbolically important landmark that serves as a reminder of ships bound for America bearing enslaved Africans in shackles.
- Ravinsky, Jeremy. 2013. “Goree Island: Obama visits site of transatlantic slave trade.” The Christian Science Monitor.
- Obama, Michelle. 2013. “FLOTUS Travel Journal: Visiting Goree Island.” The White House.
- “On Board: Behind the Scenes with The President & The First Lady at Gorée Island,” The Obama Whitehouse, YouTube video, 2:38, June 29, 2013.