Greater Accra Region
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (W.E.B DuBois) was an African-American civil rights activist who became a citizen of Ghana in the 1960s. He was known as the ‘Father of Pan-Africanism’. The Kwame Nkrumah Museum and memorial park are located in downtown Accra, the capital of Ghana.
It is dedicated to the prominent Ghanaian Dr. Kwame Nkrumah who happens to be the first Prime Minister and President of the Republic of Ghana after leading the Gold Coast to attain Independence. He was an influential advocate of Pan Africa as well. The memorial complex was dedicated in 1992 and is situated on the site of the former British colonial polo grounds in Accra.entre, where he and his wife once lived, and where they are now buried, houses his personal library, a small museum with a personal library, the Open Air Theatre where intellectual seminars, lectures, and workshops are held along with cultural events.
The museum, designed by Don Arthur, houses the bodies of Kwame Nkrumah and his wife Fathia Nkrumah. The building is meant to represent an upside-down sword, which in Akan culture is a symbol of peace. The museum is clad from top to bottom with Italian marble, with a black star at its apex to symbolize unity. The interior boasts marble flooring and a mini mastaba looking marble grave marker, surrounded by river-washed rocks. A skylight at the top of the museum illuminates the grave. The museum is surrounded by water, a symbol of life.
The grave of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.