Ambassador George Haley (Brother of Roots Create Alex Haley),The Gambia West Africa, 1999

Truly one of the highlights of my life was getting the opportunity to spend over 5 weeks in The Gambia, West Africa immediately following my graduating with my BA in African & African-American Studies from the University of Oklahoma.  I had never felt so empowered and inspired before in my life up to that point.  It was an unreal and surreal experience to actually be in Africa…the Motherland…my Motherland surrounded by Black people, my people.  To have an opportunity to meet and visit with Ambassador Haley was really just an added bonus!  Hey, wherever your ancestors are from, I highly suggest you take the time to visit your ancestral homeland.