- Members of the United States House of Congress have been spotted in photos wearing Kente sashes at an event
- The were gathered to mark the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of Africans in the United States of America
- Some of them took the opportunity to share their opinions about the causes and the effects of slavery
YEN.com.gh is in possession of photos of members of the Congress of the United States of America (USA).
The Congress members, observing the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of Africans to the USA, wore Kente sashes over their outfits.
The event comes at a time when there is a renewed interest in the stories of slavery and its impact in contemporary society.
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According to the Republican leader of the House, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, America has endured a number of shameful moments that could be traced to slavery.
The majority leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell, added that slavery has become akin to America’s “original sin.”
Per a report by nbcnews.com, the chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass, said there is a collective need to examine and embrace every part of America’s history.
In other news, Charles D. Brown II has announced he is possibly the seventh African American man to get a Ph.D. from Yale University since its establishment.
He revealed that he has successfully defended his Ph.D. in Physics at the university and very few African Americans have been awarded Ph.Ds. from Yale’s physics department.
Brown II also said he is convinced a Black woman is yet to be awarded such a degree but he is hopeful it would soon happen.
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