Amos C. Brown Fellowship to Ghana Concludes

Several of the 43 students who took part in the first Amos C. Brown Fellowship to Ghana called it a life-changing cultural and genealogical encounter.

“As an African American, I think coming back to visit the place where your roots are located is very important,” said Jade Dodd-Shojgreen of the 10-day trip. “I’m glad I got to see this experience and really see where the start of being an African American came from. The experience with the slave dungeon [on Sunday, August 7] at Cape Coast is something I’ll hold onto for a while. To me, it symbolizes the beginning of who I am.”

The fellowship — a collaboration between the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — was designed to help American students of various backgrounds experience Ghanaian culture, learn about their ancestral heritage and become ambassadors of racial harmony.

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