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The Independence Square commemorates Ghanaian independence from Britain in 1957 and is the site of the annual Independence Day parades.
The Independence Square commemorates Ghanaian independence from Britain in 1957 and is the site of the annual Independence Day parades. It features an eternal flame first lit by Kwame Nkrumah, the first president, in 1961. On the square are the Independence Arch and Black Star Monument. It is also known as Black Star Square for the large black star located atop the Black Star Monument.
Marine Dr, Accra, Ghana
The Osu Castle, also known as Fort Christiansborg, was built by the Danes in the 17th century and was occupied by the Portuguese and Swedish intermittently over the years
The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park was created to honor Kwame Nkrumah, one of the founding fathers and the first president of Ghana
The Makola Market in the heart of Accra is a busy place crammed with stalls selling fresh produce, local food, traditional goods, fabrics, Kente clothes, accessories, and handicrafts at reasonable prices
The National Museum of Ghana presents the country's history and culture
The Artists Alliance Gallery has 3 floors of paintings, sculptures and artifacts, from traditional Ashanti drums and masks, Asafo flags with applique-work, and strip-woven Kente textiles to contemporary Ghanaian art, including the world famous figurative coffins
Famous American author and Civil Rights activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois moved to Ghana in the 1960s to manage the creation of a new encyclopedia of the African diaspora, the Encyclopedia Africana