Slavery: I felt real pain in Ghana slave castle – Steve Harvey


Celebrated American comedian and actor, Steve Harvey, has recounted the “real pain I felt going back to Ghana’s slave castles”.

Harvey visited the Elmina Castle in Ghana’s Central Region on Saturday, 17 August 2019.

The producer and radio personality visited the historical relic built by the Portuguese in 1482, as part of a tour of Ghana in commemoration of the Year of Return to mark 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia.

The overwhelmed comedian, who was taken to the dungeons that held the slaves before departure from the shores of Ghana in the then-Gold Coast, was later seen sitting on a stone with his head bowed down in grief.

He later took to Instagram and stated that he “could feel my ancestors on me”.

“Powerful beyond words that I can explain. I encourage as many of you as possible to go home for your ancestors. Their strength is in each of us and w



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