The Year of Return, an initiative aimed at marking 400 years since the first black slaves landed in Jamestown Virginia is yielding good results.
Already, the initiative that urges Africans in the diaspora to come back home, has seen an array of celebrities make their way into Ghana to explore, learn and appreciate their roots.
African American comedian, actor and television host, Steve Harvey, and family has joined the array of African American diasporan who are in Ghana to tour, explore and learn more about their roots to slavery.
The Minister of Tourism, Babara Oteng Gyasi and the Year of Return Tourism committee met up with the comedian at the W.E.B DuBois Centre in Cantonments, Accra earlier yesterday where Steve Harvey was greeted by Mrs Oteng Gyasi who disclosed she was ecstatic to have the actor visit the country.
The comedian together with his family today toured Ghana where they visited various tourist sites in Accra, Elmina Cape Coast all in Ghana. They visited the Black Star Square, The Kwame Nkrumah Museum, Elmina and Cape Castles.
The actor’s major destinations were the Elmina and Cape Coast Castles located at Cape Coast and Elmina both in the Central Region of Ghana.
Official photos from their visit to the Cape Coast and Elmina Castle depicts emotional scenes having told and learnt the story of the slave trade.
In a post on Instagram, wife of Steve Harvey, Marjorie Harvey wrote;
We had an extremely emotional day. Visited the Elmina and Cape Coast Castles in Ghana today.
Below are some photos of their visit to the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles, and other tourist sites in Accra.