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This paper will proceed in multiple sections that examine aspects of Pan-Africanism and the inspired political resistance it created. Following the introduction, the first section will look at some of the early actions of resistance by Africans in America and their attempt to connect their fate with the fate of continental Africans. The beginnings of Pan-African meetings. The third section will look at the early formations of anti-colonial resistance in the Gold Coast and the establishment of "proto-nationalism". This section will then examine the emerging nationalism in the Gold Coast under Kwame Nkrumah, which culminated in the full independence from Britain and the birth of an independent state named Ghana. This will be followed by an analysis of the expressions of Pan-Africanism in the Black Power movement in the United States. The concluding section will be a brief reflection on the conditions of Blacks in America today and the development of the Ghanaian state.
Marra, Michael, "Shared Fates, Pan Africanism: Ghana and America" (2009). African & African American Studies Senior Theses. 18.