Kwame Nkrumah

Politician

1909 – 1972

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Who was Kwame Nkrumah?

Kwame Nkrumah, P.C. was the leader of Ghana and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, from 1951 to 1966. Overseeing the nation's independence from British colonization in 1957, Nkrumah was the first President of Ghana and the first Prime Minister of Ghana. An influential 20th-century advocate of Pan-Africanism, he was a founding member of the Organisation of African Unity and was the winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1963. He saw himself as an African Lenin.

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Born
Sep 21, 1909
Nkroful
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Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • Ghana
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Education
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Lincoln University
  • Achimota School
Died
Apr 27, 1972
Bucharest

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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