4 Countries Where Black Travelers Can Connect With Their History In 2021

As we start to think about traveling again here are a few places worth visiting to reset your mind and body.

Senegal

Senegal has long been regarded as a place to learn about Black history. Senegal is unique because of its role as the last stop for millions of enslaved Africans.

Senegal

Senegal is a great destination for Black travelers to reconnect with their ancestors after the racial turbulence of 2020, especially for those traveling from the United States.

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The West African country is more than its horrific colonial past. There’s so much happening in Senegal on the arts and culture scene and the development front.

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In 2019, the Museum of Black Civilizations opened in an effort to take back Black cultural contributions from countries that stole historical art and other artifacts during colonization.

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Senegal will also soon be home to a “real-life Wakanda” after artist and mogul Akon announced plans to build a city that will serve as a “safe haven” for those looking to flee racial injustice.

belize

There’s significant Black history in Belize that often is forgotten.

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The Central American country has a culture rooted strongly in African tradition and has  the highest percentage population of African descent of any Central American nation.

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The Garifuna people of Belize are known for sticking together to resist slavery and fighting fiercely against their lands’ conversion into slave plantations.

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African rooted traditions are said to be better preserved in Belize than in any other part of Central America.
It is a great place for Black travelers to become inspired in 2021.

haiti

Haiti deserves some respect, and there’s nowhere else in the Caribbean that deserves the more than $109 billion that Black travelers contribute to the tourism and travel industry.

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Haiti became the world’s first Black-led republic & the first independent Caribbean state when it threw off French colonial control and slavery in 1804 under Toussaint L’Ouverture’s leadership. 

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. Haiti inspired many Black activists and artists that we highly regard today.

Costa rica

In the coastal city of Limón, a third of the population identifies as Afro-Costa Rican. There you can discover Afro-Caribbean culture, food, and music.

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Limón has a rich Black history and is a place where Marcus Garvey did his residency.

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 Jamaicans, Afro-Costa Ricans and other Caribbean islanders also played a role in the construction of the country’s railroad.

As you plan your 2021 travel itinerary, consider adding one of these countries to the list.