The name, the Slave Castles, is so ironic because they were not castles at all with all of the horrid things that transpired in them. Most of the castles were set up on Cape Coast because that was where the people would come into the country. This particular castle had amazing views, but there were such nasty things going on in them. The colonizers had these grand big rooms with views of the ocean, while the enslaved people were out underneath the castle. In the slave dungeons, there would be around 150 people crammed into these small dark spaces. Everything that they did was in this space which included eating and going to the bathroom. These conditions were very bad and they had to deal with them for months. Many people became very weak, and could barely move by the time they were leaving. While I was in the dungeons I was overcome with emotions, and found it very hard to breath, so it was hard to comprehend how human beings were forced to live in these conditions for a while. What I did not know and what I am sure many others do not know was that the enslaved people stayed here for up to three months. The history that I was taught was that they got on a boat, then went to the Americas but this was not the case because they had to stay in these dungeons for a while. They were forced to suffer for extended periods of time, and I still could not process how evil one has to be to treat another human like this. This was very eye-opening and gave me an even greater appreciation for my ancestors than what I had already had. They were so strong, and this just inspired me to continue to excel and succeed because they sacrificed so much for me to be able to do so.