The World Of The Continent Of Africa

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There are millions of people who are known worldwide for several of reasons. Each and every day I hear about different people from the different countries who have played a part in American history and also who have made a difference in the world. This semester I took on a different course. Not only because I had too but because I wanted to learn more about my African culture. The continent of Africa is viewed by many was a poor and out of control country. I have learned so much in this class about Africa as a whole that I love being able to talk to others about what I have learned and talk about Africa I different way as other may think of it. I chose to do research on one of known and historic person, Kwame Nkrumah. Also known as…show more content…
Dr Nkrumah continued his schooling in England, where he helped to organize the Fifth Pan-African Congress in 1945. In 1947 Nkrumah founded the West African National Secretary to the United States Gold Coast Convention. In 1947 the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) was established (Stanislaw, 1998). Nkrumah returned to the Gold Coast from London to become its secretary (Biography of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, 2009). After a few years, Nkrumah broke from the organization, and formed the Convention People’s Party (Biography of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, 2009). The CPP had a slogan that made a statement, “Self-Government Now.” Many people from the Gold Coast society supported the movement and slogan. They wanted to see the end of British rule, which included all small traders, army veterans, and other nationalists (Stanislaw, 1998). The protest by Nkrumah’s after a time of struggle became successful. In 1950 Britain government jailed him for political agitation. After being jailed Britain government allowed a new national constitution to be drafted, with elections to be held in early February of 1951 (Biography of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, 2009). While still under arrest and in prison, Nkrumah became the continent’s first African-born prime minister. After winning the 1951 election, Nkrumah’s CPP went on to win subsequent
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