With a dream of reuniting African families Ada Anagho Brown, a native of Cameroon, launched Roots to Glory Tours in 2012. The travel and group tour company facilitates the return of Africa’s in the Diaspora to the continent.
While on excursions those Diaspora brothers and sisters experience first-hand Africa’s climate, culture, music, food, and rich history. She simplifies the travel process by creating personalized tours with hospitable and authentic accommodations, including air, hotel, restaurant and cultural excursion.
Brown has dedicated her life to promoting unity and understanding of the people, culture and traditions, while also encouraging conversation, insight and cultural exchange between Africans in the Diaspora and their counterparts. Likewise, the programs offered by Roots to Glory Tours promotes the African economy as tourists frequent and purchase from vendors on the local economy, while providing educational opportunities and cultural enrichment. A well-planned tourist experience is the result of Brown’s long-standing working relationship with Africa’s traditional leaders. Many Diaspora and traditional leaders find Brown and the Roots to Glory Tours by word of mouth, which is a testament of her love and conviction for facilitating African-American and African unity and dialogue.
As the third child of the current Chief of Ngwo of the Njikwa subdivision in Northwest Cameroon, Brown moved to the United States in 1975. At the time her father was on a diplomatic assignment, Brown brought with her strong African values, and has continued to foster beliefs passed down during her childhood. With her deep African roots, she’s facilitated the enlightenment of more than 150 African descendants as they travel to the homeland of their ancestors.
Among her many accomplishments, In 2016 Brown was the coordinator for the Cultural Village at the African American Festival, the largest festival on the East Coast with more than 300,000 attendees. She’s currently a board member of the Bunce Island Coalition USA whose mission is to preserve the Bunce Island Slave Fort located in Sierra Leone and is on the Advisory Committee of the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African Art as well as a member of the Montgomery County African Affairs Advisory Group. Additionally, Brown was the lead organizer for the Panafest USA cultural festival, an annual event in Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland for three years.