Angela Howard

Publication Date

Fall 1999


In this paper, I examine the struggle for independence in Ghana. I explore what factors inspire the quest for freedom that emerged in Ghana as well as all over the world during the 1940's and 1950's. I explore the life of Kwame Nkrumah, the movement's leader, and how his political consciousness developed. I examine the major events that took place in Ghana during the late 1940's and early 1950's that set the stage for independence. Finally, I examine some possible reasons why Ghana was able to become the first African country south of the Sahara to achieve independence.