The. W.E.B. DuBois Centre was our first stop on the tour. DuBois is an icon of African American history but his connection to Ghana is not as well known. DuBois was friend, advisor, and supporter of the first postcolonial president of Ghana. Kwame Nkrumah. DuBois, an integral player in the pan-African movement, migrated to Ghana in his eighties and worked closely with Nkrumah to create a number of cultural projects including the development of Ghana’s first television network, GTV.
At the time of his death, he was working on creating a comprehensive encyclopedia of African history, country by country. The centre is located in the home DuBois shared with his activist wife, Shirley. His body lies in an enclosed grave in the former gazebo where the DuBois’ would entertain their guests.
Listen as some of the EBC travelers reflect on their tour of the W.E.B. DuBois Centre: