How Well Do You Know The Founding Father, Kwame Nkrumah?

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Nkrumah is not Kwame Nkrumah's real name

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He became Nkrumah because his teacher could not pronounce his surname

What name was Kwame Nkrumah actually given at birth?

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park image
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He was named Francis Nwia-Kofi Ngonloma after a family member but stuck with Kwame because it was the day he was born

Kwame Nkrumah used to be a preacher

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He had a degree in Theology and used to preach in Presbyterian black churches in New York and Philadelphia.

Which African country made Kwame Nkrumah an honorary co-president?

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When did Nkrumah say these words: "Our independence is meaningless unless it is linked up with the total liberation of Africa"

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This was part of his revered speech on the day Ghana was declared independent from colonial rule. 6th March 1957

Who named Kwame Nkrumah "Osagyefo"?

Martin Luther King Jr. and Ghana's first President Kwame Nkrumah in 1957 (photo: Govt of Ghana) via Government of Ghana
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Ghanaians (People of Gold Coast) hailed him as Osagyefo which means "Redeemer" for freeing the country from Colonial rule

Pick the odd one out

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Where did Kwame Nkrumah die?

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After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, Nkrumah was flown to Bucharest Romania, where he passed away


Were you sleeping during your social studies and history classes?
Well Done! You stayed awake in class!

You are a true Ghanaian who clearly knows about the founding father, Nkrumah!


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