Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is on a trip to Ghana to find his "ancestral roots", and has been tweeting out video of his visit.

The former NFL quarterback, who has been outspoken about injustices, and has commented on several court verdicts and other social issues,  asked the following question, "How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs?"

In an Instagram post, Kaepernick offered up his reasoning for the trip to West Africa.

By Fiifi Abdul Malik