|Rabbi Kohain Halevi (Executive Secretary PANAFEST Foundation)|
|Governor Osun State Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola|
A Grand Durbar of chiefs and people will be held at Assin-Manso, which is also part of the Slave Corridor, and is home to the Nnonko Nsuo, (otherwise known as the Slave River, where the slaves had their bath before being shipped overseas, on 1st August 2016 to climax the celebration.
Emancipation Day is celebrated in many former British colonies in the Caribbean and some areas of the United States to commemorate the emancipation of slaves of African descent. It is also observed in other areas in remembrance of the abolition of serfdom or other forms of servitude. Ghana joined in the celebration of Emancipation Day in 1998.
W.E.B Du Bois
William Edward Burghardt “W. E. B.” Du Bois (1868-1963) was was a leading African-American sociologist, writer and activist. Educated at Harvard University and other top schools, Du Bois studied with some of the most important social thinkers of his time. He earned fame for the publication of such works as Souls of Black Folk (1903), and was a founding officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and editor of its magazine.
Dubois also taught at Wilberforce University and Atlanta University, and chaired the Peace Information Center. Shortly before his death, Du Bois settled in Ghana to work on the Encyclopedia Africana, a compendium of information on Africans and peoples of African descent throughout the world. Shortly thereafter he joined the American Communist party and became a citizen of Ghana, where he died in 1963.
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