Zelle Bonney

Publication Date

Fall 1998


The major purpose of my Independent Study Project is to create an audio visual medium to chronicle the current perspectives of African Americans living in Ghana. This paper serves as a supplement to the video documentary and is organised as a discussion between those African Americans interviewed, as well as accounts from the tour guides at Cape Coast and Elmina and Ghanaians. The discussion is also supported by books written on the topic. The paper focuses on three main issues: the meaning of who participated in the slave trade, who our anger may be directed towards and where our energy is to be focused, and how the African in the Americas and Ghana is to progress. The paper follows a pattern of recounting the views and ideas that were shared among those interviewed, accompanied by literature on the subject, and asking given the perspective, what questions are left unanswered.