There aren’t many people who could visit the villages in Africa and not feel pain for the people suffering there. And while Steve Harvey and his wife were on full vacation mode last month, this one is different. Now Steve flew the entire Harvey family out to Ghana, and the family visited the Cape Coast Castle.
American comedian and television host Steve Harvey has just made an emotional visit to the Cape Coast Castle. Harvey is in Ghana as part of the activities that mark the Year of Return. And he visited one of the pivotal structures of the transatlantic slave trade which existed from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
This year marks exactly 400 years since the first black slaves landed in Jamestown, Virginia in the US.
Steve Harvey was visibly distraught and constantly shaking his head as he and his family visited the slave dungeon located in Cape Coast in the Central region. The talk show host also shared a video of the visit on his Instagram page with the caption: “Visit to the Ghana Slave Castles”.
He wrote: “This was real pain I felt going back to Ghana’s slave castles…I 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 we must honor their ultimate sacrifice in all that we do. #TheYearofTheReturn ?: @madebycourtney”
Marjorie also took it to Instagram and shared some pictures of their experience. She captioned them: “We had an extremely emotional day. Visited Elmina Castle and Cape Coast Castle in Ghana today. #theyearofreturn2019”
It looked like a very enlightening experience.
MTO News also reports that an insider shared that Steve “broke down” during the visit – and was emotionally “spent.” Marjorie brought her celebrity cameraman Robert Ector with her, and he managed to capture pictures from the touching moment.
Steve Harvey and his family were welcomed to Ghana by the Minister of Tourism, Babara Oteng Gyasi and the Year of Return committee who met them at the W.E.B DuBois Center in Accra.