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The Elmina Castle served as a cornerstone in the early European slave trade, and the inhumane conditions slaves were relegated to in those days clearly got to Steve Harvey, who has only just visited Ghana for the first time. He had to sit down at one point and take a breather. 

The Obama family shared similar emotions in 2009 when they made a trip to the Elmina Castle.

This is indeed the year of the return, Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson recently traced his roots to the Bantu tribe in Gabon. The Hollywood veteran found out his ancestry through Finding Your Roots, an American docu-series that uses genealogical research and genetics to discover the family history of celebrities.

See gallery below for pictures from the Harvey family’s trip. The Elmina Castle served as a cornerstone in the early European slave trade, and the inhumane conditions slaves were relegated to in those days clearly got to Steve, who had to sit down at one point and take a breather.