Black Star Inspiration: Mr. Kwame Nkrumah
Bohten's lineage can be traced back to a long and storied history of black cultural innovators. Each month, we celebrate the inspiration of legendary icons who express their flair through culture, entertainment, public service, leadership and philanthropy.
Tomorrow marks Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, a national Ghanaian holiday that commemorates the man who played a key role in leading the Gold Coast to independence from the British in 1957.
Ghana's independence garnered international attention, causing some of the world's leading dignitaries, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to visit the nation shortly after becoming free from European colonization.
"The minute I knew I was coming to Ghana I had a very deep emotional feeling...and I wanted to be involved in it, and be a part of it, and notice the birth of this new nation with my own eyes. So that is why I’m here," Dr. King said in Ghana in March 1957.
Mr. Nkrumah, we at Bohten salute you. Even after your passing, millions of Ghanaians locally and abroad acknowledge your contribution to Africa. #WeSeeYou
Watch former U.S. President John F. Kennedy welcome Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah, to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., in March 1961. It was one of the most historic moments to bridge the gap between the East and the West. #chills
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