2019 marks 400 years since the first Africans were brought to the United States of America. This year, many of African Americans made a pilgrimage to the motherland. Many chose Ghana, but I landed in Kinshasa DR Congo, with my husband and 2 boys. It was an experience of a lifetime. To see the remains of ancient kingdoms and the ruin of colonization, there is much potential in the Congo. This was a first but definitely not the last trip to Kinshasa.