Veteran American actor and political activist, Danny Glover is expected to touch down in Ghana on Tuesday, August 20.
Mr. Glover 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’.
In commemoration of the “Year of Return ” one of the activities included is ‘Jamestown to Jamestown’. This year 2019 marks exactly 400 years since the first black slaves landed in Jamestown Virginia in the US and the initiative is to help blacks living abroad to discover their African roots.
However, leaders of NAAC, activists and entertainers will travel from Jamestown, Virginia, to Jamestown, Accra to celebrate the Year of Return.
Derrick Johnson, President and CEO NAACP said, in shedding more light on the trip stated that; “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.” He added.
The trip, which Danny Glover is an integral part of, commenced 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.