Drummers, dancers and local residents welcomed the NAACP delegation at Kotoka International Airport, as the group made their long-awaited arrival in Ghana for the Year of Return.
The excitement was palpable as almost 300 African Americans touched down in Accra for an eventful week that is akin to a homecoming.
The group was first welcomed to the Jubilee house – the residence and office to the President of Ghana- for a photo opportunity, before heading to the Accra Visitor Center to meet with representatives from the Ghana Tourism Authority.
Local dancers welcome the group to Ghana
@NAACP #JamestownToJamestown #TransatlanticSlaveTrade #400YearsLater 🇬🇭#YearOfReturn #DannyGlover pic.twitter.com/wcVfPkeIZM— Intercultural Communities Project (ICP) (@InterculturalCP) August 20, 2019
Per local custom, the group paid a visit to the Mayor of Accra and Jamestown chiefs to announce their arrival and be welcomed with a blessing. Warm greeting remarks were also provided by President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.
#VoyagesAfriq Watch members of the Global African Family led by actor Danny and leadership of the @NAACP being welcomed by President @NAkufoAddo at a durbar of Chiefs & Queen Mothers of Jamestown as they participate in the #jamestown2jamestown event as part of the #YearofReturn pic.twitter.com/Hc3hVXmKGb— #VoyagesAfriq (@VoyagesAfriq) August 20, 2019
Today I had the honor of meeting His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, Ghana’s President! Also, here are some highlights from the Durbar. #jamestowntojamestown #Accra 🇬🇭#yearofreturn pic.twitter.com/4wn7dnbsvi— Dr. Kari L. Jordan (@DrKariLJordan) August 20, 2019
The tour continues with a Business and Labor Summit in Accra.
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