Unique Sankofa Experience to Ghana Returns by Popular Demand in 2020

By: Planting People Growing Justice
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Nov. 22, 2019 - PRLog -- Planting People Growing Justiceā„¢ announced that it will host a special 2020 "Back to My Roots" trip to Ghana. The organization's founder, Dr. Artika Tyner, hosted a similar journey in 2019 in honor of "The Year of the Return" that marked the 400th anniversary of when the first African slave ships arrived in the U.S. in 1619.

"This trip will be a remarkable sankofa experience of returning home and reclaiming our rich cultural heritage," said Tyner. "This is a gift to humanity."

The trip will take place June 26-July 5, 2020. During the excursion, individuals will visit Senchi Ferry, Cape Coast, and Accra, the capital and largest city in Ghana. Participants will learn about the rich cultural heritage of Ghana, the history of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade (https://www.artikatyner.com/ghana), and revel in the beauty of Africa.

Registration (https://www.artikatyner.com/ghana) is now being accepted for the "Back to My Roots" experience. Participants will spend nine days in the Motherland and learn about amazing Africa. The cost is $2,900 and includes meals, tours/visits, ground transportation, and double occupancy hotel room.

Individuals will have the opportunity to visit the Slave Castles in Cape Coast. An estimated 6-12 million enslaved Africans passed through the 40 or so castles/forts that were built along the African coast as early as 1502 where Africans were bought, sold, and sent to points around the globe.

Sankofa is a word in the Twi language that translates into "go back and get it" or "go back and fetch it." That's what the "Back to My Roots" experience does. It gives individuals an opportunity to return to their roots, traditions, and the land of their ancestors. Sankofa is also a symbol used by the people of Ghana that stresses the importance of using knowledge of the past to bring about positive change in the future.

Returning by popular demand, the "Back to My Roots" journey is truly a sankofa experience (https://www.artikatyner.com/ghana). Participants have the opportunity to acknowledge the roots of slavery, celebrate the resilience of the African people, and use that information to make the world a better place for future generations.

Jacklyn Milton
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