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Ambassador Cromer Visits Kunta Kinte Island for Juneteenth
June 20, 2022

June 19, 2022



In honor of the Africans who left the beautiful shores of the continent in bondage across the Atlantic Ocean during the middle passage, Ambassador Sharon Cromer accompanied by her husband Arnold Sobers Jr., Director of Peace Corps The Gambia and staff of the Public Diplomacy Office of U.S. Embassy Banjul, traveled to Kunta Kinte Island, formerly James Island where Kunta Kinte, a Gambian and one of the most famous Africans captured during the trans-Atlantic slave trade was held before landing in Annapolis, Maryland.


The Ambassador and team while traveling to the Island spread flower petals on the waters in recognition of the suffering of those who were kidnapped and began their journey on the Island.


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