Many African Americans can trace their lineage directly to the culturally and historically rich nation of Ghana. Ghana was the first African nation to achieve independence from colonial rule (1957) and has thus served as a leading nation in Pan-Africanism and modern development. Many African American leaders including W.E. B. DuBois and Rita Marley came to Ghana and made it their permanent home because of the deep connections between culture and history. On this tour we will visit rural communities that hand produce kente-cloth and wood carvings, the slave coast—site of the many dungeons where enslaved Africans were held before being carried to the Americas, and meet with many grassroots environmentalist, HIV/AIDS workers and museums and crafts markets.
Passages Home: Ghanaian History and Culture Tour
Travelers arrive. Global Academic will arrange your pick-up and transport to the Mansvic Grand Hotel in Accra http://www.mensvichotels.com
Orientation to Accra and Hosted Welcome Dinner
City Tour of Accra and afternoon Lecture and Discussion on “Ghana History and Culture”
Live music and dancing at Chez Afrique, the premier Accra cultural hot spot and authentic Ghanaian restaurant
Morning Lecture and Discussion on “Pan Africanism and Ghana”
Visit to the Nkrumah Mausoleum and Cultural Arts Center
Evening Option: Meet with a Ghanaian seamstress to place your order for customized, authentic wears for you and your loved ones.
Visit to Bojo Beach. Sunday is Accra’s day at the beach, where families, friends, entertainers, and visitors go for fun and community. This is our opportunity to engage with Ghanaian people, make friends, and enjoy the sun and surf.
Evening visit to The Jazz Club at Accra for more live music.