(September 21,1909 – April 27, 1972)
Kwame Nkrumah was a Ghanaian nationalist leader who led the Gold Coast’s independence from Britain and presided over its emergence as the new nation of Ghana. He was born in Nkroful, Gold Coast (now Ghana), and shepherded the country in its struggle for independence from Great Britain. He went on to be named life president of both the nation and his political party, until the army and police in Ghana seized power in 1966 and he found asylum in Guinea. – From Biography.com”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.” -K.N.
Another leader we rarely learn about who was an advocate of Pan-Africanism. He was also a founding member of the Organisation of African Unity. Look him up.