Thursday, December 2, 2010

Images of Ghana under Nkrumah


President Nkrumah playing table tennis with Chou En-lai, former premier of China

"Symbolizing the People's Republis of China's eagerness to win new friends in Africa, Mao Tse-Tung (right) extends the hand of friendship to Ghana's President Kwame Nkrumah at a Julet 28, 1962 meeting in Hangchow, China.
28 Jul 1962, Hangchow, China --- 7/28/62-Hangchow, China: Closer relations with the Sino-Soviet block have developed as a result of the growing importance of leftist radicals within the Ghanaian government."

Dwight D. Eisenhower greeting Prime Minister of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah at the White House.

"President Kennedy went to the airport and personally welcomed (under an umbrella) President Nkrumah of Ghana, the first chief of state to visit Washington during his administration." New York Times - March 9 1961
After this moment, every African country wanted independence, even those who weren't "ready" for it.

Cover of Africa Report magazine, 1966. The Ghana without Nkrumah issue.
President-for-life Kwame Nkrumah posing with army officers before the military coup that deposed him in 1966.

6th March 1966: Children around a fallen statue of the self appointed president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah during the coup that overthrew his dictatorship.

1 comment:

  1. Great overview of the story. I love the image! Think about how you might use it. Where is it from?