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NAACP Group Arrives in Ghana Exactly 400 Years Since First Slaves Were Brought to U.S., Jamestown to Jamestown Day 3

August 20, 2019 / By Vanessa Mbonu

Drummers, dancers and local residents greeted the NAACP delegation at Kotoka International Airport, as the group made their long-awaited arrival for the Year of Return.

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Local dancers welcome the group to Ghana

The excitement was palpable as the group of almost 300 African Americans touched down in Accra for an eventful week that is akin to a homecoming. The group was first welcomed to the Jubilee house – the residence and office to the President of Ghana- for a photo opportunity, before heading to the Accra Visitor Center to meet with representatives from the Ghana Tourism Authority.

Per local custom, the group paid a visit to the Mayor of Accra and Jamestown chiefs to announce their arrival and be welcomed with a blessing. Warm greeting remarks were also provided by President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.

The tour continues tomorrow with a Business and Labor Summit in Accra.