Kwame Nkrumah, a slideshow!
Born poor, black hero Kwame Nkrumah became a great renaissance man early in life . His anti-racism accomplishments number in the many, many dozens - and he worked from every angle, economic, social, political, religious, and commercial - which includes his fatherhood to six children. He received several university degrees and many honorary doctorates at universities all over the globe. Throughout his career, he worked alongside activists from all of Africa, Europe, Asia, and the US. Some summers he spent in Harlem and spent time at Black Presbyterian Churches in New York City and Philadelphia, learning a great deal from the streets. He organized a great number of political gatherings around the globe and his activism targeted unemployed youths, African women, politicians, farmers, writers, artists, and political philosophers, among many others. Like many black heroes, he was inspired by Ghandi and cooperated in particular with Martin Luther King, Jr.. Also like his activist peers, he harbored semi-socialist beliefs: he believed in particular that this philosophy, applied and established especially in Ghana and the Gold Coast region of Africa, could serve blacks all over the continent, then the world. This influence sparked boycotts, riots and strikes there, and he went to prison because of this unrest; people said that what they called "the African Revolution" began with his work. In this region, he birthed the miracle of roads, railroads, water and sewer systems, housing, harbors, schools and libraries, and established the industries of forestry, fishing, cattle breeding, cocoa cultivation, mining, irrigation, free health care, and power. His second miracle was his founding and organizing of newspapers, press, telegraph lines and radio, serving Africa and Europe, both, in multiple languages, which he felt embodied education at its best. In the year 2000, none other than the BBC World Service named him "Man of the Millenium" and identified him as an "International Symbol of Freedom."