Kwame Nkrumah
(1909-1972)

Died aged c. 63

Kwame Nkrumah PC (September 18 or 21, 1909 – 27 April 1972) led Ghana to independence from Britain in 1957 and served as its first prime minister and president. Nkrumah first gained power as leader of the colonial Gold Coast, and held it until he was deposed in 1966. An influential 20th-century advocate of Pan-Africanism, he was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and was the winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1962.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Kwame Nkrumah 1909-1972 first President of Ghana lived here 1945-1947

60 Burghley Road, Camden, Camden, NW5, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Fifth Pan African Conference was held here 15th - 21st October 1945. Decisions taken at this conference led to liberation of African countries. Participants in this historic event included Ras Makonnen, Kwame Nkrumah, Jomo Kenyatta, Amy Garvey, W.E. Du Bois, George Padmore

Chorlton Town Hall, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Cavendish Street, Manchester, United Kingdom where they participated