The speech was delivered in Ethiopia The subject of Pan-Africanism is one that remains as important today as it was in my view many years ago. Those of you who are familiar with the struggle of Pan-Africanism will remember its story, particularly through the activities of Africans in the diaspora. You’ll particularly remember that, prior to the much more famous meeting held in 1945 in Manchester … Continue reading The Past, Present, and Future of Pan Africanism- Prof. PLO Lumumba
Your Excellencies, Colleagues, Brothers, and Friends, at the first gathering of African Heads of State, to which I had the honor of playing host, there were representatives of eight independent States only. Today, five years later, we meet as the representatives of no less than thirty-two States, the guests of His Imperial Majesty, Haile Selassie, the First, and the Government and people of Ethiopia. To … Continue reading Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s Speech at the Ist African Union Meeting, 1963.
At long last, the battle has ended! And thus, Ghana, your beloved country is free forever! And yet again, I want to take the opportunity to thank the people of this country; the youth, the farmers, and the women who have so nobly fought and won the battle. Also, I want to thank the valiant ex-servicemen who have so cooperated with me in this mighty … Continue reading Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s-Independence Speech.