Today in history: Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah was a Ghanaian politician and revolutionary.

He was the first Prime Minister and President of Ghana, having led the Gold Coast to independence from Britain in 1957.

An influential advocate of Pan-Africanism, Nkrumah was a founding member of the Organization of African

Unity and winner of the Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet Union in 1962.

Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, died in Bucharest, Romania, on April 27th, 1972.

What are your memories of him?

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