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A Kinship

A Kinship with Ghana

Ghana welcomes brothers and sisters from around the world who wish to explore their path in history. The dark days of the infamous Slave Trade have now receded into the past, but citizens of many states around the world still acknowledge and treasure their family links with Ghana, returning to explore those links and experience the soul of their motherland.

In Accra, the George Padmore Library, the Du Bois Memorial Centre, and the University of Ghana at Legon, are rich repositories of the chronicles of the diaspora. In these, and other institutions, manuscripts and records provide researchers with a wealth of knowledge. In Ghana, expert researchers, and elders from all the tribes are willing to assist the serious explorer. Above all, many of these institutions are sources of inspiration for all, filled as they are with the works of the great pan-Africanists.

To assist this exploration of history, many sites in Ghana are identified as significant locations on the Slave Route. Some are focal points, such as the Castles of Cape Coast and Elmina; some are sites of slave markets, still with their cruel manacles or village defences, while others denote connections with specific people or events.

Throughout Africa, Ghana is working together to ensure a continued kinship with the people of the diaspora.

Ghana has endeavoured to help guide the way, and to assist serious research the following organisations may be able to provide information:

Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture
P.O. Box C975
Accra, Ghana
Tel: 233-21-776502
Fax: 233-21-772031

Balme Library
University of Ghana at Legon
P.O. Box 25
Legon-Accra
Ghana
Tel: 233-21-775309

George Padmore Research Library On African Affairs
P.O. Box 2970
Accra, Ghana
Tel: 233-21-220402

National Museum
P.O. Box M.40
Accra, Ghana
Tel: 233-21-221633

National Commission For Culture
P.O. Box 3356
Accra, Ghana
Tel: 233-21-662581
 
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