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Wisdom & Purpose 2016 U.S. Tour

From fairy tales to beauty pageants, queens hold an iconic status in our culture. Ironically, the knowledge and awareness of Africa’s present-day queens is almost non-existent.  Beginning the week of March 29, 2016, Ghana’s queen mothers are honoring our communities across the United States with a very special Return-Visit. The Delegation is sponsored by Pan African Multimedia of Accra, Ghana, and hosted by the Boston Pan-African Forum. The primary objectives are to introduce the African Queenship to Americans, extend the benefits of study abroad to all students and their faculty, and to bring about a cross-cultural dialogue between African, African American and Native American communities on universal questions of family life and social goals. (click for more)




The Queen Mothers are part of the unique dual male and female governance system common in traditional Africa, where communities have both a Chief and a Queen Mother, each of whose authority complements the other. The Queen Mother, or Nana Ohemaa, occupies a throne, or “stool,” inherited through the royal lineage, and they are not the spouses of chiefs. The Queen Mother's role focuses on guaranteeing the reproduction of the community. She is the leading guardian of the well-being of women, children, the aged, and the infirm. (click for more)