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Kwame Nkrumah

February 17, 2010

Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972) was born in Africa’s Gold Coast (now Ghana), and studied at Penn after completing his undergraduate degree in Sociology at Lincoln. At Penn, Nkrumah received a M.S. in Education in 1943, and a Masters in Philosophy in 1944. In 1957, after the British withdrawal from Ghana, Nkrumah became Prime Minister and then, in 1960, the first President. During his early years in office, Nkrumah – via his socialist agenda – did much to modernize the country. This initial success ultimately gave way to mass corruption, prompting Nkrumah’s exile in 1966. Still, Nkrumah pushed forward, championing the Pan-African cause across the diaspora.

Ryan Jobson
COL ’11

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  1. Augustine Kuuku Oray-Fiagbenu (Yong Orayzil) permalink
    December 31, 2010 6:53 am

    yeah !!!
    you wrote it right.
    wicked old folks of Ghana who never wanted the African to be seen as clean, but rather makes time to amount wealth for them selfs.
    and thats why that guy (so called gen. ankrah) did that overthrowing of
    THE GREATEST TREE AFRICA HAS EVER HAD.
    And trust me, their great grand generations will leave to see what i am about to do to AFRICA.
    Nkrumah may HIS soul rest in perfect peace.
    GOD BLESS THE AFRICAN! GOD BLESS THE WORLD!!
    Amen

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