Maya Angelou inspired generations with her courageous words and actions. Poet, author, and activist, Angelou inspired courage to face life's difficulties, love to embrace all encountered in life's journey, and hope to step boldly into the future. History, even with its immense pain, should not define either the present or the future.
This inspirational quote from May Angelou, challenging one to face the pains of history and live into the future with courage, is linked with a decaying relic of Sierra Leone's painful past.
"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." -- Maya Angelou
Kent, Sierra Leone, on the Atlantic coast, once served as a major transit point for the British slave trade. Captured Africans were delivered to Kent and held in the building pictured prior to transport to the Banana Islands' fortifications for processing and shipment to the Americas. The abandoned building stands as a reminder of the...