Kwame Nkrumah's Legacy
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Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's Legacy / The Founding Father of Ghana (21st September 1909 -- 27th April 1972) The legacy and history of the Late Great Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Ghana's first Prime Minister and first democratically elected President. He was born on September 21st,1909 in Nkroful, Ghana (then Gold Coast). Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was the leader of Ghana and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, from 1951 to 1966. Overseeing the nation's independence from British colonial rule in 1957. The country became independent as part of the Commonwealth. He was hailed as the Osagyefo - which means "redeemer" in the Twi language. An influential 20th-century advocate of Pan-Africanism, who agitated for not only the independence of Ghana, but Africa as a whole. He was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and was the winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1963. On February 24th,1966 he was overthrown by a military coup. He then fled to Conakry, Guinea where he soon developed skin cancer and flew to Romania where he died in April 1972.
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