Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi has said they were humbled by their visit to slave dungeons in Ghana.
“My delegation has been humbled by what we have seen this week…,” she said on Wednesday in an address to Ghana’s Parliament.
She continued, “At the Elmina Castle we saw the dungeons where thousands were textbook tortured, at the Cape Coast Castle we stood before the door of no return where countless millions had their last glimpse of Africa before they were shipped to a life of enslavement.
“Being here has been a transformative experience for all of us even if you had been here before. Our souls have been touched by what we saw there.”
Pelosi also said their visit to Ghana had provided them with the chance to learn and pay their respect to Ghana.
“Our purpose was to come to learn, to show, give our thanks and to pay our respect to the people of Ghana, and you’ve given us wonderful opportunity to do it with your welcome, beautiful dinner, with the opportunity to be with fellow parliamentarians today, we thank you for that,” she said in an address in Ghana’s Parliament Wednesday.
The U.S speaker has been in Ghana on a four-day state visit.
The delegation includes controversial Congresswoman for Minnesota Ilhan Omar, who together with three other progressive Democrats have been at loggerheads with President Trump.
On the trip to Ghana also includes House Majority Whip, James Clyburn and other Representatives of African descent.