Popular American media personality, Steve Harvey during a vacation in Ghana, visited the Elmina slave trade Castle on the Cape Coast.
It was a very hard time for Steve Harvey walking through the slave trade site in Ghana — where countless Africans were brutalized and tortured … and the pictures were made available.
The legendary comedian and daytime talk show host isited the slave trade castle on Friday with his family where they were getting a tour and being briefed on the dark past of the trading post that was erected by the Portuguese in the 1400s.
During the tour at the Elmina Castle in Ghana, Steve Harvey and his family saw how Africans were crowded into small spaces throughout the castle, where there were no windows for fresh air or even light, he also saw some of the shackles, whips and other devices used on slaves before they were taken away on boats.
An eyewitness told TMZ that the Steve and his family were put on some of those chains to experience first hand what it felt like.
The entire experience seem to have been too much for Steve Harvey who had to take a break at a point, sat down and broke down in tears, over the inhumane conditions slaves had to go through in those years.
He shared a video from the tour on his social media page and wrote;
Visit to the Ghana Slave Castles
This was real pain I felt going back to Ghana’s slave castles…I could feel my ancestors on me… Powerful beyond words that I can explain. I encourage as many of you as possible to go HOME for your ancestors. Their strength is in each of us and we must honor their ultimate sacrifice in all that we do.
Watch the video below.
The Elmina Castle served as a cornerstone in the early European slave trade.