Journal: “My African Adventure” Part Two by George Spruille
DECEMBER 18, 2015- After being woken up by a rooster at approximately seven in the morning, a sigh of relief feel over the atmosphere. We woke up and said to each other ,”We are in Ghana; our hard work has paid off.” After dressing and meeting the rest of the organization outside, we ate breakfast; being that this was our first breakfast in Ghana, we were served a meal that resembled American cuisine: scrambled eggs that were embellished with green and red bell peppers, sausage links that resembled hotdogs, and a tangy pineapple jam that everyone enjoyed.
After eating our first breakfast, we traveled to the W.E.B. Du Bois museum ,and participated in a thorough tour that we all personally were affected by. We learned a lot about his legacy and his tremendous track record. He was the author of over fifty books and over twenty were not published. After taking group pictures in front of the bookshelf, that was home to all these wonderful pieces of art, one book stood out amongst the crowd, “Black Reconstruction”. Black Reconstruction was a book that was never published and only can be handled by experts. Although that thought, we wished we could have had the chance to digest the knowledge that was written inside those book covers, we will never be able to obtain it because of the security the novel was placed under.
After we left the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, the Nkrumah Mausoleum was our next destination for the day. The Nkrumah Mausoleum was dedicated to Dr. Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah , the first president of Ghana. He was apart of the Big Six that represented one of the first Political Parties in Ghana. During the tour of the Mausoleum , we discovered that Nelson Mandela planted a mango tree long ago and we were able to pick a few of those mangoes from that very tree. Holding a mango from Nelson Mandela’s tree felt like we were taking our own seed from the tree to plant and leave for the world. Later on that day, we headed to Epo’s Food Market and grabbed some grub. We ordered Indomie, instant ramen noodles, that tasted fantastic.