Kwame Nkrumah

Strikes in Ghana, 1961

Nkrumah with Elizabeth II and Princess Anne

In September 1961, a wildcat strike broke out amongst the railway works of Takoradi-Sekondi, spreading quickly to Accra and Kumasi and lasting seventeen days, cutting short president Kwame Nkrumah's holiday in the USSR.

The Gold Coast Revolution

George Padmore's analysis of the independence movement on the Gold Coast against British rule, leading to the founding of Ghana under the presidency of Kwame Nkrumah.