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About Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Nkrumah served as the President of the Republic of Ghana from 1960 to 1966. This made him the first person to occupy that position in the country. Prior to that, he worked as the Prime Minister of the state from 1957 to 1960.
Nkrumah led his country to attain independence from its British colonial masters in 1957. He was the brain behind the formation of the political party known as the Convention People's Party.
Opanyin Kofi Nwiana Ngolomah (father)
Elizabeth Nyaniba (mother)
Helena Ritz Fathia Nkrumah
He was a student of Achimota College. He later studied in a number of universities outside his country which include Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, University College London, and London School of Economics.
He received the Lenin Peace Prize in the year 1962.
He died in 1972 as a result of prostate cancer.
He was initially named Francis Kwame Ngolomah.
International broadcasting network, BBC named him “African Man of the Millennium”.
He was overthrown in a coup d'état by the National Liberation Council.
After his removal from office, he fled to Guinea where he was given the title of an honorary co-president.
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Famous quotes by Kwame Nkrumah
A State in the grip of neo-colonialism is not master of its own destiny. It is this factor which makes neo-colonialism such a serious threat to world peace.Kwame Nkrumah
Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.Kwame Nkrumah
The best way of learning to be an independent sovereign state is to be an independent sovereign state.Kwame Nkrumah
Kwame Nkrumah's Popularity
Kwame Nkrumah was a famous Ghanaian politician, 1st President of Ghana, who was born on September 21, 1909. As a person born on this date, Kwame Nkrumah is listed in our database as the 96th most popular celebrity for the day (September 21) and the 67th most popular for the year (1909).
People born on September 21 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. Kwame Nkrumah is the 2834th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Kwame Nkrumah's birthday, Kwame Nkrumah is the 17th most famous Ghanaian.
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