Ghana: Speaker Pelosi And House Delegation Observe 400th Anniversary Of Slave Trade
The Speaker of US House of Representatives is visiting the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles to commemorate the 400th year since the enslaved people were forced to leave their homeland and sent to the US.
Nancy Pelosi is part of a delegation comprising members of the Congressional Black Caucus who will pay homage to the sacrifices of African ancestors in building the US.
They group are part of the “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” celebrations.
The event is a major landmark marketing campaign targeting the African-American and members of the diaspora to mark 400 years of the first enslaved African arriving in Jamestown Virginia.
Pelosi addresses Ghanas Parliament
Nancy Pelosi, also delivered an emotional address to the parliament in Ghana on the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in America.
Ms Pelosi appeared tearful as she recalled the horrors of the slave trade.
She paid tribute to the contribution African Americans had made to the United States and said that Ghana’s struggle for independence had been an inspiration for the civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King and others.
She was accompanied to Parliament by several members of the US House of Representatives, the Congressional Black Caucus as well as the US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan.
She said she was honoured to be the first female speaker of the US House of Representatives to address Ghana’s Parliament.
By Gideon Sarpong | WakeUp Africa 360