The Embassy of the United States of American (USA) in Accra hosted a fashion show on Saturday evening to commemorate the â€˜Black History Monthâ€™ as well as â€˜Womenâ€™s History Monthâ€™ celebrations.
The â€˜Black History Monthâ€™ is marked every February to reflect on the contributions of the African-Americans to the national identity of America whilst the â€˜Womenâ€™s History Monthâ€™ honours the originality, beauty, imagination, and multiple dimensions of womenâ€™s lives.
The fashion show which saw the American Embassy women model in beautiful casual and work attires designed by black designers from Ghana was preceded by a presentation on the fashion and works of 15 successful African American women including the first lady Mrs Mitchell Obama.
In a proclamation, Mr Barack Obama, President of the USA said the period was a chance â€œto examine the evolution of our country and how African Americans helped draw us ever closer to becoming a more perfect unionâ€.
Mr Obama said the history was one of struggle for the recognition of each personâ€™s humanity as well as an influence on the broader American culture.
He called on Americans to â€œtake note of this special moment in our Nationâ€™s history and the actors who worked so diligently to deliver us this place.â€
Mr Donald Teitelbaum, the US Ambassador to Ghana said America was a place for beauty in diversity.
He said this had made America what it is today.
The event was under the theme: â€œThe Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americasâ€.