Cultural Heritage African Tours
Cultural Heritage African Tours is a Pan-African initiative that aims to promote
the unification of African people.
Prof. James Small and Dr. Leonard Jeffries are currently and, for over 30 years, have been conducting educational and cultural tours throughout Africa, the Caribbean and the United States.
W.E.B. DuBois Centre for Pan Africanism
Our first visit is the W.E.B. DuBois Centre for Pan Africanism; this is the final burial place and home of the prominent American Pan-Africanist, Dr. W.E.B. DuBois, who led the Pan-African congress between 1919 and 1927. It is currently a Pan African Center for culture and it also has a research library and gallery full of manuscripts.
Continue to visit the Presidential Museum of Ghana located inside the Christiansburg Castle and former office and residence of the Head of States and Presidents of Ghana.
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum
After lunch Visit Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum. This is a Memorial and Third burial grounds for the First Head of State and President of independent Ghana. The Mausoleum site was the Old Polo grounds for the European during the colonial period until 1957. This Mausoleum has been visited by many world dignitaries.
Your last stop for the day is the Arts and Crafts market to view a varied collection Ghanaian handicraft souvenir. This offers you opportunity to try out your bargaining skills on the local vendors and to “shop till you drop”.
Pikworo/Nania Slave Camp
Transfer to Accra Airport for check in and departure for Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana Arrive and continue on a scenic drive to Navrongo in the Upper East Region. Arrive at Nania Slave Camp near Ghana’s border with Burkina Faso to visit the Pikworo/Nania Slave Camp, 2km from the town centre that served as holding camp for the African captives awaiting to be transferred to Salaga, then the largest slave Market in the North but which is no longer visible.
Nalerigu Slave Defense Wall
Visit the Nalerigu Slave Defense Wall built on the orders of Naayili, the King of the Mamprugu to defend his town against slavery raiders invasion.
Visit Sakpuli Slave Camp. Arrive and visit the community chief, the slave market and the Baobab tree where captives were chained on pegs. The Community Slave Museum has relics of slavery such as chains, coins, pottery material which were discovered and now exhibited by the Archaeology Department of the University of Ghana.
Salaga Wells &
Salaga Slavery Museum
Visitors to Salaga today can still see the Salaga wells which served enslaved African. A young Baobab Tree has replaced the old one on the site of the old slave market.
Visit the Slavery Museum to see the few artifacts of slavery that were preserved by the town.
Cape Coast Dungeon
Go on a comprehensive tour of the slave dungeons, where enslaved Africans were incarcerated; see the West African Heritage Museum; and visit the negotiation hall where our ancestors were bargained for and sold.
(Please note, the West African Heritage Museum is currently closed down for renovation)
In the evening, return to Cape Coast. Join other African Americans and other pilgrims in a Candlelight Procession to the Cape Coast Dungeon for activities marking the Emancipation Proclamation at midnight. Candlelight Vigil.
ALL PARTICIPANTS IN WHITE ATTIRE
Continue to visit the Elmina Dungeon, used as an auction market for enslaved Africans, for a comprehensive guided tour. See the slave dungeons and condemned cells, where slaves who resisted were incarcerated and starved to death.
Visit Assin Manso for Emancipation Day Celebration for the Durbar of Chiefs and people of the diaspora. You will visit one of the biggest slave markets during the slave trade era. See for yourself the river where the enslaved had their last bath before sending them to the dungeons.
Visit the DONKO NSUO (the Slave River) where the African captives were allowed to take their last bath in waters of their native land. The European merchants branded their bodies for identification before they were marched to the Dungeon in Elmina and Cape Coast.
This offers you opportunity to send a message to your ancestors.
Sekondi / Bisa Aberwa Museum
Depart Elmina to Sekondi and pay a courtesy Call on the Omanhen and Paramount Chief of Essikado Traditional Area, Nana Kobina Nketsia VI. Learn at first-hand Akan traditional court etiquettes with traditional drumming and dancing in which you will be encouraged to participate.
Participate in a traditional naming ceremony where you will be given local Akan names according to the
Ahanta people’s tradition.
Visit Bisa Aberwa Museum located at Nkotompo near Effia-Nkwanta Hospital, Sekondi in the Western Region.