Friday, April 27, 2012

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana

Preprinted on the back: 
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Prime Minister of Ghana
(Then in large letters where the personal message would go):
Commemorating Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah's Visit to U.S.A. and Canada

This postcard is postmarked in 1958 with a Gold Coast, Ghana stamp.
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 Accra-Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah memorial center provides inspiration for all Africans young and old alike.  He was the architect of the O.A.U. and assisted Ghana in achieving independence in 1957 to become the first West African nation free of colonial rule.

Photo by Kwaku Boateng

This is postmarked 2007 with Ghana Butterfly stamp.

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Kwame Nkrumah (21 September 1909 - 27 April 1972) was the leader of Ghana and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, from 1952 to 1966. Overseeing the nation's independence from British colonial rule in 1957, Nkrumah was the first President of Ghana and the first Prime Minister of Ghana.

Over his lifetime he was awarded honorary doctorates by Lincoln University, Moscow State University; Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt; Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland; Humboldt University in the former East Berlin; and many other universities.

In 2000, he was voted Africa's man of the millennium by listeners to the BBC World Service.

He died of skin cancer in April 1972 at the age of 62.


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