(Prime Minister, 28/2/1951-6/3/1957)
(Prime Minister, 6/3/1957-1/7/1960)
MR. & MRS. NKRUMAH
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was born at Nkroful in the Western Region on 21st Sept, 1909. Kofi Ngonloma was his father and mother was Elizabeth Nyanibah. 1st Lady Helena Ritz Fathia (Egyptian) was his wife.
Kwame Nkrumah attended the Roman Catholic Primary and Middle School at Half Assin. Nkrumah continued at the Government Training College (Now Achimota Secondary School, Accra) and obtained the Teacher's Certificate
In 1935, he went to America to continue his education. He attended two Universities in America Lincoln University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Sociology and the Degree of Bachelor of Theology Pennsylvania University, where he obtained the Master of Arts, Degree in Philosophy and a Master of Science Degree in Law.
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was a lecturer at Lincoln University.
In 1948, he become Secretary to the United Gold Coast Convention (U.G.C.C). In 1949, he resigned as General Secretary to U.G.C.C. and formed the Convention People's Party (C.P.P) In 1950, he was arrested following riots, resulting from the declaration of Positive Action.
On 6th March, 1957, he declared Ghana's independence. In 1966, he was overthrown through a coup d'etat. He died on 27th April, 1972 at the age of 63 years.
On 27th July, 1972 he was buried in Ghana at Nkroful, his hometown.
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