Year of Return: Photos of African-Americans in Ghana get Ghanaians upset

Year of Return: Photos of African-Americans in Ghana get Ghanaians upset

- Some social media users have expressed their displeasure after photos of members of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) surfaced online

- The photos were taken during a trip by members of the NAACP to some historic sites in the Central region of Ghana

- The tourists visited the slave river, learnt about how some Africans had a bath ritual and lit a bonfire in honour of the ancestors

A trip by members of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) has stirred debates online.

YEN.com.gh understands that the NAACP travelled to Assin Manso in the Central region to tour some historic sites.

The trip was also intended to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Africans transported over the Atlantic Ocean to Virginia on August 20, 1619.

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They also visited the slave river and educated themselves about how the Africans were given their last bath.

Year of Return notes on Facebook that the tourists also lit a bonfire in honour of the ancestors.

Some social media users were however unhappy with decisions taken by the African Americans and reacted to it:

Junior wondered what the NAACP were doing for those living now.

Lynn wondered why the NAACP chose to visit Ghana now.

Noney added the returnees should have been taken to the exact places the slaves were captured from.

Israel also shed light on the history of a group of slaves known as the Donkors.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has a video in which the late musician, Michael Jackson, was crowned as king of the Agni people.

The Agni people, who traced their roots to the Kingdom of Sanwi, were originally in Ghana but moved to Cote D’Ivoire in 1740.

A tribal chief noted that Jackson descended from the Sanwi royalty and is therefore a king-in waiting, which is equivalent to a prince in the West.

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