From eating banku to spending time at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, looks like Colin Kaepernick had the full motherland experience! Last year, the American football star found out he had Ghanaian roots via a DNA test. So what better way to spend the Fourth of July festivities than to jet off to the Gold Coast.
The activist and NFL player revealed to his fans that…
”In a quest to find my personal independence, I had to find out where my ancestors came from. I set out tracing my African ancestral roots, and it lead me to Ghana. Upon finding out this information, I wanted to visit the sites responsible for myself (and many other Black folks in the African Diaspora) for being forced into the hells of the middle passage. I wanted to see a fraction of what they saw before reaching the point of no return. I spent time with the/my Ghanaian people, from visiting the local hospital in Keta and the village of Atito, to eating banku in the homes of local friends, and paying my respects to Kwame Nkrumah’s Memorial Park. I felt their love, and truly I hope that they felt mine in return.”