Digital Pan African Heritage Museum Launched in Ghana

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In November 2015, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) declared May 5 as African World Heritage Day. IRIE FM is the only media house in Jamaica that consistently acknowledges the day, as far as I can tell. Two Sundays ago, Ka’Bu Ma’at Kheru, revolutionary host of the popular ‘Running African’ show, interviewed Hon Kojo Yankah, founder and executive chairman of Ghana’s Pan African Heritage Museum. He highlighted the fact that a digital version of the museum was going to be launched on African World Heritage Day.

The museum was launched virtually in September 2020. Construction of the physical building has started and should be completed by August 2023, in time for another significant date. In December 2020, UNESCO proclaimed August 31 as The International Day for People of African Descent. Thanks to Marcus Garvey! That was the date in 1920 on which Garvey’s month-long International Convention of…

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