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The papers of Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972), teacher, statesman, and author, span the period from 1955 to 1987. The bulk of the papers covers the period from 1965 to 1974 and the collection totals approximately twenty-six linear feet. While Prime Minister of the Gold Coast, Nkrumah led the successful fight for the colony's independence from the British. From June 1960 until February 1966, he served as President of Ghana, while advocating the cause of a free and unified Africa. After the 1966 Ghanaian coup, Nkrumah settled in Conakry, Guinea, where he continued to promote pan-Africanism and denounce neo-colonialism. This collection primarily documents Nkrumah's activities during his life in Conakry, 1966-1971. June Milne, Nkrumah's literary executrix, donated the collection to MSRC, beginning in 1984.