Published: Thu, October 04, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Melania Trump walks through 'slave door of no return' during Africa visit

Melania Trump walks through 'slave door of no return' during Africa visit

USA first lady Melania Trump lays a wreath during a visit to Cape Coast castle, Ghana, October 3, 2018.

Emintsimadze Palace, in Cape Coast, named after the former President of the United States, after his visit to the Palace.

Mrs. Trump in her visit to the castle walked through the infamous "door of no return" after she had signed the guest book. The young girl was described as looking starstruck as she welcomed the USA first lady. First lady Trump's signature was branded on the leather case that held the tray.

In the company of Ghana's First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Melania cuddled some babies at the hospital putting smiles on the faces of mothers. A large banner with Trump's picture and the words "Awkwaaba (Welcome) to Cape Coast H.E Melania Trump" hung from a balcony on one of the buildings.

"Day two in #Ghana was so impactful", she wrote.

She described her visit to the Cape Coast Castle as "very emotional" and says the Castle is a place people should see and experience.

He said he was, however, happy that tragedy had ended and peoples across the world were trying to get close to each other through visits like her's. She was escorted by the regional minister and the queen mother of Dehia, a Cape Coast traditional area.

"Thank you very much for your warm welcome".

"It's very emotional. I will never forget (the) incredible experience and the stories that I heard", she said after seeing the dungeons and walking through the "door of no return", the castle's final exit toward the Atlantic Ocean.

Melania Trump's visit to Ghana changed one of those scenarios.

He stated that those who attended the ceremony would leave with sweet memories of the visit from the warm interactions, which they would cherish for the rest of their lives.

She adds that the castle is a "special place".

Melania Trump is known for being particular fashion-forward with her style choices - but on Wednesday the first lady opted for a fashion flashback when she recycled a $595 military jacket during her trip to Ghana.

The US team earlier presented drinks to the chiefs to symbolically ask for their permission for the visit. She passed out teddy bears and baby blankets as she spoke with children and held infants.

"Her trip will focus on maternal and newborn care in hospitals, education for children, the deep culture and history woven into each African country, and how the United States is supporting each country on its journey to self-reliance", the White House said before she left.

The 48-year-old, who is now on the second official day of her Africa tour, stepped out wearing a Veronica Beard design that she first modeled back in September 2017 during a trip to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland with her husband.

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