jill.e.kelly

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One of my favorite Modern African History lectures

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I was going to share all of these great links on Twitter, but thought a single post might bring it all together.  This lecture on decolonization and Pan-Africanism in Ghana is one of my favorites to give in the Modern African History course because of the great videos and reading materials with which students can engage.

We open with a clip of war veteran Geoffrey Aduamah discussing his return to the Gold Coast Colony after serving in Burma during World War II (~8:30-9:40):

There is also this short color clip of Kwame Nkrumah’s independence speech:

and news footage of the 1958 All-African People’s Conference:

The students read a resolution of the 1958 All-African People’s Conference in Accra and several chapters from Kwame Nkrumah’s I Speak of Freedom (of which you can read a short excerpt here).

There are also great images available through @GhanaInPix and NYPL’s Africana Age:

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Author: jillekelly

Assistant Professor of African/South African History at Southern Methodist University, Graduate of Michigan State University, Lover of all things Pittsburgh & Detroit

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