GHANA: The African Personality

"Why is this conference so important?" Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah rhetorically asked his people in a radio broadcast last week. To his capital of Accra he had invited the leaders of all of Africa's independent nations. It was an occasion Nkrumah had been dreaming about for years, and he obviously hoped that it would bring him closer to realizing the vision his mother once had of him as the voice of Africa. Now that the big day had come, Nkrumah was full of optimism. "For too long in our history," said he, "Africa...

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