The W.E.B Du Bois Museum Foundation, a leading New York-based international organization, will hold on today (Monday) an official signing of a historic agreement between the foundation and Government of Ghana.
The agreement will form the basis for the transformation of the current Du Bois Memorial Centre and burial site in Accra, Ghana, into a state-of-art museum complex and world-class destination for scholars and heritage tourists.
Dr. Du Bois, a civil rights pioneer and one of the world’s leading black intellectuals and thinkers, became a citizen of Ghana and resided in the country until his death in 1963.
Du Bois’ vision of a continent of free and independent African nations was a major influence on Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah.
Atiewin Mbillah Lawson reports from Accra.