Hundreds of Africans Swim to Former Senegal Slave Island in Annual Race
Hundreds of swimmers have been taking part in a race between the Senegalese capital, Dakar and Goree Island. But it’s no ordinary competition. It involves swimming five kilometres to a former slave port, where Africans were once sold and shipped off to slavery in the Americas. The race is a tribute to slavery’s victims who remained defiant and tried to swim, often in chains, for freedom.