(London Daily Mail) When President Barack Obama visited the ‘Door of No Return’ on a Senegalese island on Thursday, he believed he was looking at where Africans were shipped across the Atlantic into slavery. But not all may be as it first seemed.

Historians claim that the entrance of Slave House on Goree Island where Obama posed for a photo opportunity was most likely only used for disposing of garbage.

As reported by the Telegraph, Professor Ralph Austen of the University of Chicago said: ‘There are literally no historians who believe the Slave House is what they’re claiming it to be, or that believe Goree was statistically significant in terms of the slave trade.’

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