The U.S. Embassy has partnered with the African American Association of Ghana (AAAG) to celebrate Black History Month.
This is an annual observance each February in the United States, Canada and a handful of other countries.
During Black History Month, special efforts are made to highlight historical figures and events in the African diaspora.
To mark the 150th anniversary of his birth, the U.S. Embassy and AAAG will focus on the legacy and global impact of noted American civil rights activist and Pan-Africanist, Dr W.E.B. Du Bois.
Dr Du Bois was buried in Accra after having spent the latter part of his life in the country.
His former home is now the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture, which will serve as the venue for most of the Black History Month programs.
Programs will also be held in Cape Coast.
Events include panel discussions, a traditional African American church service, a durbar, and a symposium.
The programs will highlight the impact that Dr Du Bois had on the lives of African Americans, the African diaspora at large, and individuals dedicated to shaping the social and political landscape of the US throughout the 20th century.
In addition, the programs will focus on discussing the issues influencing Pan-Africanism today.
Dr Du Bois’ great-grandson, Arthur McFarlane II of Colorado, USA, to lead a wreath-laying ceremony at Dr Du Bois’ mausoleum and give public lectures.
The event’s which starts from February 3 – March 3, 2018, is are open to the public.
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