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While most of us celebrated the Fourth of July with hot dogs, fireworks and family, former San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick traveled to Ghana in search of his independence.

He took to Twitter asking, “how can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs? To find my independence I went home.” On Instagram the 29-year-old posted a longer message accompanied with video that detailed his trip to the motherland. Watch below.

While in Africa, Kaepernick and 49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin also traveled to Egypt.

As we know, Kaepernick has seemingly been blackballed by the NFL for his decision to kneel during the national anthem during the 2016 football season. Subsequently he started a nationwide trend to protest racial injustice in America.

TELL US: Do you support Colin’s efforts or should he just stick to football?

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