Charleston wharf where 100,000 enslaved Africans were imprisoned to become a museum

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Centuries ago, an estimated 100,000 enslaved Africans were taken to America by way of Gadsden’s Wharf in Charleston, South Carolina. Enslaved people were shackled and corralled like cattle, hustled off ships and into the wharf’s storehouses before they were sold.

Ten years ago, archeologists discovered the wooden remnants of the 18th-century wharf in the city’s downtown area, within miles of its most popular tourist sites.


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