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Born Fathia Rizk  February 22, 1932  Zeitoun, Cairo  Kingdom of Egypt to a Coptic family. Later she took her husband’s last name, becoming Fathia Nkrumah, the First-First Lady of a independent Ghana of March 6, 1957.  In this picture, she’s with her first child Gamal Nkrumah.

Fathia Nkrumah (February 1932 - May born Fathia Rizk, was an Egyptian and the First Lady of the newly independent Ghana as the wife of Osagyefo Kwame Nkrrumah, its first president. Fathia Nkrumah wears kente dress and is pictured with son.

The Asafo people of coastal Ghana have local military companies called fante which are politically and socially active. They have flags wihic are decorated with apliqueed figurative images, identical on both sides. Their motifs serve to identify each Asafo company by giving visual form to the creed by which it wishes to be known. The British Union Jack identifies either an early age, pre independence or flags made for commercial purposes.   Ghana, 2nd quarter 20th c, silk applique, 38" x 54"

Fante Asafo Flag The Asafo people of coastal Ghana have local military companies called fante which are politically and socially active.

Kwame Nkrumah,  Leader of the fight for the liberation of Ghana from the British rule and first president of the country's independence. As a ideologist leader, Nkrumah can be considered one of the fathers of Pan-A...  http://www.mytropix.com/productdetails.php?productid=78

Kwame Nkrumah, Leader of the fight for the liberation of Ghana from the British rule and first president of the country's independence. As a ideologist leader, Nkrumah can be considered one of the fathers of Pan-A... http://www.mytropix.com/productdetails.php?productid=78

Baby DeiDei dolls are an iconic collectible toy from West Africa.  They were created in the ’50s as part of the celebration of Ghana’s Independence.    These darling dollies come in an array of brightly coloured plastics.  Pink,Yellow and Blue. Please state colour when ordering.    She carries her pet bunny in one arm and a bouquet in the other … and squeaks when squeezed.

Baby DeiDei dolls are an iconic collectible toy from West Africa. They were created in the ’50s as part of the celebration of Ghana’s Independence. These darling dollies come in an array of brightly coloured plastics. Pink,Yellow and Blue. Please state colour when ordering. She carries her pet bunny in one arm and a bouquet in the other … and squeaks when squeezed.

foward ever backwards never  (When Ghana declared independence from the British Commonwealth, this became the motto for the Convention People’s Party coined by Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana.)

foward ever backwards never (When Ghana declared independence from the British Commonwealth, this became the motto for the Convention People’s Party coined by Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana.

Me in my Pb top next to Kwame Nkrumah statue - gave Ghana Independence

Me in my Pb top next to Kwame Nkrumah statue - gave Ghana Independence

#MLKday Dr. King and Mrs. Coretta Scott King on March 6, 1957 in Accra, Ghana. The Kings were in Ghana at the invitation of Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah to celebrate the end of British colonial rule and Ghana's emergence as an independent nation. Photo: Mark Kauffman/TimeLife/Getty.

King and Mrs. Coretta Scott King on March 1957 in Accra, Ghana. The Kings were in Ghana at the invitation of Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah to celebrate the end of British colonial rule and Ghana's emergence as an independent nation. Photo: M

Traditional African outfit for Ghana Independence celebration

Traditional African outfit for Ghana Independence celebration