American actor and political activist, Danny Glover arrives in Ghana
The actor is coming to the country as a part of a delegation of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for ‘Jamestown to Jamestown’.
‘Jamestown to Jamestown’ is part of activities to mark the Year of Return. This year is exactly 400 years since the first black slaves landed in Jamestown Virginia in the US.
NAACP leaders, activists and entertainers will travel from Jamestown, Virginia, to Jamestown, Accra to commemorate the Year of Return.
Commenting on the trip, Derrick Johnson, President and CEO NAACP said, “Jamestown to Jamestown represents one of the most powerful moments in the history of the Black Experience.
“We are now able to actualize the healing and collective unity so many generations have worked to achieve in ways which bring power to our communities in America, Africa and throughout our Diaspora.”
The trip, which Danny Glover is an integral part of, kicked off on August 18 in Washington, D.C. where participants travelled via bus to Jamestown, Virginia, for a prayer vigil and candle-lighting ceremony.
The ceremony marked the African “Maafa,” a term that describes the suffering embedded in the past four centuries related to enslavement.
Participants then travelled back to D.C. for a special gathering at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, designed by Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye.
The team is expected to spend 10 days in Ghana and they will enjoy rich cultural, spiritual and cathartic experiences.