Political activist Harriet Tubman crowned “Queen Mother of Ghana”; confusion erupts

Political activist Harriet Tubman crowned “Queen Mother of Ghana”; confusion erupts

- A statue of Harriet Tubman erected in her honour at Aburi in Ghana has caused a stir on social media

- Information available shows Hariet Tubman, previously known as Araminta Ross, was informed she had Akan relatives

- She was born into slavery but escaped and later helped other families out of slavery

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Some Ghanaians have reacted to news to the effect that American abolitionist and political activist, Harriet Tubman, was once crowned as a queen in Ghana.

YEN.com.gh has learned that a statue was erected in Tubman’s honour at Aburi in Ghana, and as a child, she was informed that she was an Akan.

Information available shows that Tubman’s two great-grand-nieces arrived in Ghana in the year 2005 for the dedication of the statue.

Confusion as political activist Harriet Tubman is crowned “Queen Mother of Ghana”

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Tubman, previously known as Araminta Ross, was born into slavery, but she escaped and subsequently embarked on several missions to rescue enslaved families.

This, per a report by Ghana The Black Star of Africa, was achieved with the help of a network of anti-slavery activists and safe houses, which were known as the Underground Railroad.

She was also “enstooled” as “Queen Mother of Ghana” by Ghanaian officials visiting New York City in June 2000 and this has caused an uproar on social media:

Fiadoyor explained that the term queen mother was in inverted commas, meaning there is something unique about it.

Clement argued that there is no such person as the queen of Ghana.

To Selassie, this is absolutely irrelevant.

Lakushi wondered where Harriet Tubman hails from.

In other news, Kim Eboreime has marked the fifth anniversary of her business which was launched on July 23, 2014.

According to her, she started the business when that of her competitors were at their peak.

That, however, did little to overcome her desire to succeed as it rather helped her focus her energy on providing excellent customer service.

This, per a report by blackenterprise.com became the strategic tool that helped her business attract a large number of regular customers.

In the words of a customer, Donna Slawson, "the spirit is so high here. It’s the best place to come.

They have great employees. They’re all friendly. We love each other here. I feel like I’m part of the family.”

Even though there are over 8,500 7-Eleven franchise stores across the United States, Eboreime succeeded in becoming the first Black woman to start one in her area.

Marking the store’s fifth anniversary, she threw a party at the store and consequently gave away lots of gifts.

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