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ALTHOUGH THIS IS ONLY 19 SECONDS LONG HIS WORDS AND THE FIRE FROM HIS VOICE I FIND INSPIRATIONAL.
"THERE IS A NEW AFRICAN IN THE WORLD". LET THE RENAISSANCE BEGIN
This colour footage shows Ghana’s first Prime Minister (and later, President), Dr Kwame Nkrumah, in his famous speech held on the old Accra Polo Grounds in the early hours of the 6th of March 1957, after British colonial rule ended, and the new nation of Ghana was proclaimed. Nkrumah had actually been Prime Minister under colonial rule since March 1951 after his release from detention. He declared himself “President for life”, and increasingly became despotic, declaring a one-party political system.
However, he was overthrown on the 24th of February 1966, when, elements of the Ghana Army led a coup d’etat while Nkrumah was on a state visit to PR China, owing to a climate of steadily declining political & economic stability in Ghana that had occured throughout the 1960s, and that had seen it fall from one of the richest countries in Africa, to one of the poorest.
Nontheless, Nkrumah is a national hero to Ghanaians today, and is one of the historicl greatest names in the pan-African movement, despite arguably being a better political activist than political leader.
Most Ghanaians remember Nkrumah for his role in gaining independence, and some of the major post-independent projects he undertook, particularly in the first half of his rule, prior to the period where the country was on a political & economic slide. Amazingly, despite the new military regime restoring much of Ghana’s stability, and vastly improving it’s economy from disaster, to many Ghanaians, this regime is often seen to have been greedy, self-serving officers who acted out of self-interest !