Our trip to Ghana had a number of highlights and points of learning that are important to the modern history of Africa. One in particular was visiting Kwame Nkrumah's burial place and museum in Accra.
Nkrumah was the first president of Ghana and led Ghana to independence from the U.K. in 1959. Ghana was the first African country to gain independence and paved the way for many other African countries to gain independence too. He was also a pan-Africanist, like W.E.B. Dubois and Marcus Garvey, and believed in a United States of Africa. He spent 10 years studying in the U.S. and was influenced by a lot of ideas there. A strong supporter of a 'pan-African' consciousness it is hard not to see that today a United States of Africa, like the U.S., would have been much more prosperous than how it stands today.
On a lighter note, he rolled in a sweet Cadillac. I'm not sure how well it did on the African roads back then but it's a cool car.
John Doces. Je vous écris de la Côte-d'Ivoire en Afrique.