May 12, 2008

Wichitan among African-Americans resettling in Ghana

Shukura Sentwali is going home -- to Ghana, West Africa.

Sentwali, a Wichitan and longtime community activist, said she's moving to Africa next year because two Ghanaian chiefs are offering free land to descendants of slaves.

The gesture means to atone for Ghana's participation in the African slave trade, but the land holds deeper meaning for Sentwali because it provides her a way to fulfill a lifelong mission to improve life for black people.

A great idea. I hope more people follow their courageous example!

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