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Daughter of the first president of Ghana Highlights Africa Awareness Week

ATLANTA--April 11, 2007 -- International journalist and daughter of Osagyfo Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana, has chosen to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ghanaian Independence in Atlanta during Morehouse College’s Africa Awareness Week. Samia Nkrumah’s visit is the highlight of Week.

In 1957, Ghana won its independence under the rule of Nkrumah’s father. Since then the democratic nation has been recognized for having a peaceful international relations agenda and a booming tourism industry.

During her visit, Nkrumah will deliver the keynote address for Africa Awareness Week at Morehouse. Her topic is “Nkrumah’s Vision for Africa and the Diaspora: 50 Years Later,”

Nkrumah, who lives in Rome, Italy, is a reporter for Cairo, Egypt’s Al-Ahram Weekly. She also is an advocate who champions issues of immigration, women, and Islam, and is well versed in her father's contributions to African economic development and advancement.

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
*All events to be held in the Morehouse College Leadership Center Facility Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

Monday, April 16
6:30 p.m.
“HBCUs on the Frontline: HIV/AIDS
Dr. Robert Fullilove, Opening Address & Samia Nkrumah
(in conjuntion with the 63rd Annual Family Institute Conference at Morehouse)

Tuesday, April 17
6:30 p.m.
Keynote Address: Samia Nkrumah, International Journalist
Address: Sankofa: Looking Back in Order to Move Forward” The 50th Anniversary of the African Liberation Movement Successes Beginning with the Independence of Ghana

Wednesday, April 18
NOON - 2:00 p.m.
Roundtable: “Nkrumah’s Vision for Africa and the Diaspora: 50 Years Later
Participants: Samia Nkrumah, Ambassador Dudley Thompson of Jamaica, Dr. Bahati Kuumba, Minister Moriel Ben Yehuda and Kwasi Boadi

Thursday, April 19
2:00 p.m.
Exploring African Rites of Passage & Building a Research Base
Keynote speaker: Dr. Charles Finch
Location: Kilgore Campus Center Conference Rooms

5:00 p.m.
Pan Africanism and Reparation
A Conversation with Ambassador Dudley J. Thompson
Location: African American Hall of Fame
(2nd level of Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel)

Friday, April 20
4:00 p.m.
Hip Hop in the African Diaspora
Multi-media presentations and film screening

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Posted by at April 12, 2007 04:33 PM

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