July 6, 2017

Colin Kaepernick Visits Ghana in Search of True Independence! [VIDEO]

Colin Kaepernick Visits Ghana in Search of True Independence! [VIDEO]

Photo Credit: Screenshot from video

Colin Kaepernick is true to his word, and his mission of activism.

The former San Francisco 49ners quarterback spent his Fourth of July touring Ghana and getting familiar with his African ancestral roots.

The athlete took to social media with a question to his fellow African American followers regarding the celebration of America’s Independence Day… “How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs?”

Kaepernick posted a video showing a portion of his trip to Ghana as he visited local hospitals and small villages to pay his respects.

Take a look at the caption/footage below:

“What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence?” – Frederick Douglass. 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

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“What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence?” – Frederick Douglass. 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.

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