The participants of the Jamestown to Jamestown journey continued the Ghanaian leg of their trip by exploring two complementing sectors in Accra, the cultural landmarks and monuments of the city, and the prime opportunities for investment the city, and to a larger extent, the country presents for the Black Diaspora.
Participants going through registration process for the ‘year Of Return’ #Jamestown2Jamestown Business Summit. #yearofreturn #Ghana2019 #naacp #ghana #Ghana @yearofreturn #Akwaaba #visitGhana #diaspora #culture #travelnoire #heritage #tourism #Accra #Ghana #travel #400yearson pic.twitter.com/Xe85Ni6tl4
— VisitGhana (@ghanatourismGTA) August 21, 2019
Hosted by the Ghana EXIM bank, NAACP President, Derrick Johnson, gave poignant remarks as to the purpose of the Jamestown to Jamestown trip and reminded the group that the threat to exploit Black labor is still an unfortunate reality across the world, and the need to recognize the value and power of Black labor and consumerism.
“We’re here to recognize the 400th year since the transatlantic slave trade. It’s important to note that we are recognizing it, not celebrating. You don’t celebrate a tragedy. And we cannot forget what that tragedy’s impact has had on our world.” @DerrickNAACP #NAACPinGhana pic.twitter.com/TmdVBsBuOV
— NAACP (@NAACP) August 21, 2019
The group also took part in a variety of group tours in the Accra and the surrounding area, visiting sites such as the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Park, the Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine, and the very first cocoa farm in Ghana, the Tetteh Quarshe Memorial Cocoa Farm.
The day ended with a dinner reception, which treated guests to gourmet Ghanaian cuisine, a fashion show, and musical selections by Lady Elsie Otoo, Mrs. Ella Duncan Williams-King and Rev. Ifueko Ebhota.