Family wrestles slave-trade past

Keila DePoorter, a descendant of the largest slave-trading dynasty in American history, battled violent emotions during her journey to the slave dungeons in Ghana on Africa’s west coast.

Five small cells once held 1,300 people, chained and without ventilation, lying in their own human waste.

“I felt horror and rage at the atrocity of what was done to these human beings,” said DePoorter, who lives with her husband in Superior in a remote and peaceful home in the shadows of the Flatirons. Read More

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