Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah PC (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972) 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 Organisation of African Unity and winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1962.

After twelve years abroad pursuing higher education, developing his political philosophy, and organising with other diasporic pan-Africanists, Nkrumah returned to the Gold Coast to begin his political career as an advocate of national independence. He formed the Convention People’s Party, which achieved rapid success through its unprecedented appeal to the common voter. He became prime minister in 1952 and retained this position when Ghana declared independence from Britain in 1957. In 1960, Ghanaians approved a new constitution and elected Nkrumah president.

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Name(s):
      Kwame Nkrumah
Occupation:
      Politician and Revolutionary
Birth:
      September 21, 1909, Nkroful, Ghana
Death:
      April 27, 1972, Bucharest, Romania
Spouse:
      Fathia Nkrumah (m. 1957)
Education:
      UCL,
      University of Pennsylvania,
      Achimota School,
      London School of Economics and Political Science,
      City Law School,
      Lincoln University


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