Black celebs who visited Ghana as part of the ‘Year of Return’ festivities

Francis Akhalbey Dec 30, 2019 at 12:00pm

December 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm | Diaspora Connect

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Content Manager

December 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm | Diaspora Connect

Steve Harvey

The comedian and his family were also in town in August. During their stay, they visited some popular tourist sites including the historic slave castles and dungeons.

After visiting the Elmina and Cape Coast castles, Harvey took to his Instagram to emotionally describe his experience and urges his brothers and sisters to visit the motherland.

In the video that was attached to the post, Harvey could be seen breaking down in tears when he entered the slave cells/dungeons amid the tour guide’s narration of the harrowing experiences the slaves had to endure before making the treacherous and dangerous journey across the Atlantic Ocean.

“This was real pain I felt going back to Ghana’s slave castles…I could feel my ancestors on me… Powerful beyond words that I can explain,” he shared.

“I encourage as many of you as possible to go HOME for your ancestors. Their strength is in each of us and we must honor their ultimate sacrifice in all that we do,” he added.

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