July 17th, 2009
07:14 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 7/16/09

Editor's Note: After last night's  AC360°, many of you  continued to respond to the segment on President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Ghana. Many of you felt the topic and interview were addressed respectfully, thanking Anderson for his tact. Here is some of what we heard and we would love to hear more from you:


The entire series of reports from Cape Coast Castle were well done and informative. The walking interview with the president presented a more relaxed discussion and also let viewers see more of the castle. For me, the most moving piece was Anderson's tour of the dungeons. It evoked so many emotions from anger to sorrow. Claustrophobia set in just watching. My question: The castle is obviously large and there is much we didn't see. What was the rest of the castle used for? Did people live a lavish life there while thousands of slaves were held in dungeons below? Or was the entire facility used for slave trade? Once again, thanks for the very interesting and sobering series.

Anderson, you are one of the coolest white men! For you to cover Ghana the way did and feature those historic sites was completely amazing! As an African American woman I feel now before I leave this earth I must visit there. I could see the women packed in that dungeon near death. It gave my body chills! Thank you for that glimpse of my history!

The pieces on President Obama in Africa were done with great compassion for those who were slaves.

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