American comedian and actor, Steve Harvey, has disclosed that he is personally funding a trip that will bring a lot of African-Americans to witness the slave castle in Cape Coast and experience Ghana’s rich culture.
According to the 62-year-old humorist, he has used all platforms available to him to enlighten African-Americans about Ghana’s significance in the dark history of the slave trade and urged them all to travel to Cape Coast Castle to experience it.
He believes a visit to the Castle will make them unravel the full truth of their history and appreciate the struggles of their grandparents.
He disclosed this to Giovanni Caleb on the 3FM’s Drive show, on Tuesday.
Steve Harvey, who described his visit to the castle as “emotional”, said African-Americans need to witness the place in order to understand the atrocities that their colonial masters did to their forefathers.
“I’m actually going to form a trip to bring a lot of African-Americans to three cities but I want them to see Ghana first because they have to see the slave castle, culture of the city and how vibrant it is,” Mr Harvey said.
He said he didn’t understand the popularity of Ghana until he visited in August this year with his family.
“It was so emotional for African-Americans to come here…aside, my father, there is no records of my grandfather because he was a slave. So to come here to the slave castle and see what they did to us and where they took us from, is very emotional”, he said.
Mr Harvey said people shouldn’t be surprised to see him in Ghana again after his recent visit.
“My heart is in America but my soul is Africa,” he said.