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Title:Kwame Nkrumah, George Padmore and W.E.B. Du Bois
Author:Afari-Gyan, KwadwoISNI
Periodical:Research Review
Geographic term:Ghana
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About persons:Francis Nwia Kofie Nkrumah (1909-1972)ISNI
George Padmore (1902-1959) is Malcolm Ivan Meredith Nurse
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963)ISNI
Abstract:From 1945 Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972) developed close relations first with George Padmore (1902-1959), a Trinidadian, and then with Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963), an African-American who became a Ghanaian citizen soon before he died. As men of thought and action, they exerted great influence on the affairs of their days. Through their writings, they continue to exercise considerable influence on contemporary thinking in the black world. They all lie buried in Ghana. The present essay explores the basis of their relationship, arguing that Nkrumah's relations with Padmore and Du Bois were based on a high degree of ideological affinity and mutual respect and that although the three men did not always speak quite the same language, they were nonetheless solidly united in their singular dedication to African unity and the emancipation of black people in the diaspora. Notes, ref.