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NANA TUBMAN HONOR IN GHANA


photo credit: John Watusi Branch
Statue mounted in honor of Nana Harriet Ross Tubman-Davis (Nana Awo Boatema II) in Aburi, Ghana, on August 15, 2005.


A contemporary great, Nana Osei Boakye Yiadom II (seated), one of Ghana's first female Chiefs and host of the Nana Tubman Honor in Ghana.


Master Ghanaian sculptor of Tubman statue, Opoku Biney, with his other work, including other ancestriana he created in tribute to Nana Tubman.

Tubman descendants, (from right to left: Geraldine Daniels, Laberta Gaskin-Greenlea, and Pauline Copes Johnson) with statue. Behind them are Elizabeth Rankin Fulcher of the Black Women's Leadership Caucus and John Watusi Branch, Director, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre/Center for Culture, Jamaica, NY, and co-coordinator of the Nana Tubman Honor in Ghana. This international honor of their esteemed Great-Aunt Harriet marked their first visit to the Ghanaian homeland from which the Tubman clan is noted to be descended.

Original Tubman garment designs created in Ghana by the Queen Mother of Ofoase at the request of Br. Sam Mensah, who accompanied us on the Nana Tubman Honor in Ghana Journey.

(If interested in one of these original Nana Tubman designs by the Queen Mother and Chief Mensah, e-mail Akan@aol.com. Imagine owning a historical top in honor of this great ancestor designed by a Ghanaian Queen Mother and Chief! Definitely a rare keepsake to pass down the family line.)


photo credit: Alfred Saunders

The great Nana Tubman and intrepid ancestors from the Underground Railroad era continue to receive international respect, as in this elaborate costume from The Bahamas' famed Junkanoo festival. Designed by Junkanoo costume designer, Silbert Ferguson, it is worn in the huge festival by his wife, acclaimed Junkanoo performer, entrepreneur, and educator, Arlene Nash Ferguson of the One Family Junkanoo group. (For more information on Junkanoo, visit: www.ancestraltravels.com )

Nana Osei Boakye Yiadom II (front row in hat), with entourage of lovely Queen Mothers, welcomes Tubman relations and visitors to Ghana and to the herstoric Nana Tubman Honor in Ghana ceremony.

Nana Tubman relatives and travelers are honored with an audience with Bantamahene Nana Baffour Asare Owuso Amankwatia V, a prominent member of Asante royalty in Kumase.


The memorable, historical visit with Bantamahene Amankwatia V was facilitated by Jerry Kwabena Kansis of Jerry Kans Ventures, a multifaceted Ghanaian entrepreneur who is also Executive Director of the Humanitarian Foundation Organization.The organization's stated objectives are to assist needy Ghanaian children and to promote the country's tourism, culture and arts.

Click the following link to order the 2005 NANA TUBMAN HONOR IN GHANA JOURNEY video or dvd, which features the historical statue unveiling at Aburi National Gardens. ($28.00--postpaid; $33 for the dvd's; $1.00 additional postage handling for each additional dvd or video ordered. International residents -$30.00 U.S. for initial video--$35-dvds; $1.50 extra for each additional dvd or video.)

For those who prefer to order by mail, send $28.00 (including postage/handling) to: L. Cousins-Newton, 593 Vanderbilt Avenue, #189, Brooklyn, NY 11238.

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