An meeting of over 100 delegates from Ghana is about to collect in Kansas Metropolis to formally apologize for the nation’s function within the transatlantic slave commerce.
On Wednesday (September 28), a particular ceremony shall be held on the Quindaro Underground Railroad in Kansas Metropolis the place the delegation will converge with different native and nationwide leaders for a dialog of apology and therapeutic concerning the slave commerce.
“It’s time to say what must be stated to all African Diaspora and we will need to have the dialog and resolve our actions and inactions as rulers of our Kingdoms through the Trans-Atlantic Slave Commerce which is deeply regretted,” stated Nana Obokese Ampah I, the founder and president of the Obokese College of Excellence, per Black Enterprise.
In response to The Voice, the Obokese basis of Ghana goals to succeed in out to “all our displaced brethren of the worldwide Diaspora” to “start anew” and heal from the “unmentionable horrors” confronted by enslaved individuals.
The ceremony is part of a two-day occasion that appears to bridge a long-lasting change of commerce, tourism, and tradition between Kansas Metropolis, a UNESCO Metropolis of Music, and UNESCO Ghana.
The occasion was a imaginative and prescient of the United Nations Decade of Folks of African Descent.
For greater than 150 years, Ghana was a hub for the British slave commerce, per The Voice.
Of the ten million individuals believed to be bought, traded, and transported within the transatlantic slave commerce, some have been captured immediately by slave merchants in coastal raids, whereas others have been bought by West African and European slave merchants.
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