This tour, live-streamed from Accra will start from the Christiansburg Castle, built by the Danes in the 17th Century. We will continue to the Independence Square and the principal street of the two oldest neighborhoods in Ga Mashie.
I will introduce you to the history, culture, and the economic activities of old Accra. See the old harbor built-in 1873, and then, we will head to the Lighthouse built by the British in 1871 to guide ships to the harbor, and other European trading companies' warehouses in Jamestown. We will see the fortifications built by the Europeans that served as accommodation and warehouses, such as the Dutch Fort Crevecoeur built in 1652 and British Fort called Fort James, built-in 1673.
We will end the tour with a visit to the Brazil House, home for the descendants of former slaves who returned to Jamestown in 1836 after the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in Brazil. The forcible transportation of more than 12 million enslaved Africans from their homes changed the social and economic make-up of communities on both sides of the Atlantic forever, making it the most damaging episode in human history.