Kwame Nkrumah

Wednesday, July 23, 1958

A little more than a year after Ghana gained independence from British colonial rule, the nation’s first Prime Minister, Kwame Nkrumah visited the United States in an attempt to gain favor for African national movements. On July 23, 1958, Nkrumah visited Mount Vernon in a State Department planned tour when he laid this wreath at Washington’s tomb.

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