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Famous African Americans Who Traced Thier Roots Back To Ghana. Part 1.

Ghana is a country located in West Africa. It is known for its diverse cultures, historical landmarks, natural attractions, and vibrant music and dance scene. Ghana is also one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa, with a rich history in gold and cocoa production. Its capital and largest city is Accra, and the country is home to over 31 million people.

Here are five famous African Americans who tracked their roots back to Ghana:

Angela Bassett is an American actress, director, and producer. She was born on August 16, 1958, in New York City, and grew up in Florida. Bassett earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama. She also discovered more about her ancestry and its connection to the Akan people of Ghana.

John Legend is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and actor. He was born on December 28, 1978, in Springfield, Ohio, and grew up in a musical family. Legend began playing piano at a young age and was performing in church by the age of four. Legends genetic makeup was revealed to be 64% African, 32% European, and 4% Native American on the PBS program Finding your Roots. Interestingly, report suggest that His roots can be traced down to the Fante people of Ghana.

Tracee Ellis Ross is an American actress, television host, and producer. She was born on October 29, 1972, in Los Angeles, California, and is the daughter of legendary singer Diana Ross. Ross is best known for her role as Dr. Rainbow Johnson on the television series "Black-ish", for which she has received several awards, including a Golden Globe. She has also appeared in several films, including "Hanging Up" (2000), "Labor Pains" (2009), and "The High Note" (2020). Ross travelled to Ghana in 2018 to on a personal trip to discover more about her ancestry, she spent time travelling around the nation learning about its history and culture. And visiting the Peki village, the ancestral home of her family.

Usher is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and dancer. He was born on October 14, 1978, in Dallas, Texas, and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Usher rose to fame in the late 1990s with his hit album "My Way" and continued to achieve great success with subsequent albums, including "8701", "Confessions", and "Raymond v. Raymond". According to reports, the "my boo" hitmaker has traced his roots back to the Fante people of Ghana.

Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedian, author, and television personality. She was born on November 13, 1955, in New York City, and began her career in the entertainment industry as a comedian in the 1980s. Goldberg rose to fame with her role in the 1985 film "The Color Purple", for which she received an Academy Award nomination. She went on to appear in several successful films, including "Ghost" (1990), "Sister Act" (1992), and "The Lion King" (1994), among others. Whoopi is one of the famous African Americans who can trace her roots down to the people of the Asante Kingdom in Ghana.

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