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Kwame Nkrumah. Ghana’s Independence Patten/Kempton. Pan-Africanism. In the late 1940’s, Nkrumah spent time in the U.S. and was inspired by Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey Pan-Africanism-emphasized the unity of Africans and people of African descent around the world.

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kwame nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah

Ghana’s Independence

Patten/Kempton

pan africanism
Pan-Africanism
  • In the late 1940’s, Nkrumah spent time in the U.S. and was inspired by Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey
  • Pan-Africanism-emphasized the unity of Africans and people of African descent around the world.

Africa is one continent, one people, and one nation."

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, page 88, Class Struggle in Africa

gandhi s influence
Gandhi’s Influence
  • Kwame Nkrumah studied nonviolent methods of Gandhi
  • When he returned to the Gold Coast, he organized boycotts and strikes to battle the British.
  • He was imprisoned when actions led to riots
independence
Independence
  • March 6, 1957, Gold Coast won its independence
  • After his release from prison, Kwame Nkrumah, became prime minister and rename the country Ghana, after the ancient West African Empire.
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OAU
  • In 1963, Nkrumah created the Organization of African Unity or OAU
  • This group promoted Pan-Africanism and the end of colonialism in Africa