We have for some time reduced the rich ideas, thoughts, and research works of our forefathers to mere quotes and neglected them for modern concepts forgetting that, the basis for most of these concepts are the same knowledge we seem to be neglecting.
To help sustain and revamp the ancestral knowledge, EYEGAMBIA has introduced this initiative for us to open the ancestral knowledge bank together and have series of discussions on the deep thoughts of the visionary thinkers, leaders and the pioneers of Pan-Africanism.
On today’s episode of Time with the forefathers, we will take a look at some of the thoughts of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the relevance of these thoughts expressed in contemporary times and also, how best the ancestral knowledge can help in our newly found strength to push for the pan-African agenda.
In a speech delivered on December 16th, 1959, during a National Assembly in Accra Ghana, the Pan-Africanist stated that Africa is marching forward to freedom and no power on earth can halt her now.
He delved into what he thought the aspirations of the continent are. According to him, Africans “desire to regain their independence and to live in peace. They desire to use their freedom to raise the standard of living of their peoples.”
Nkrumah further added that Africans desire to use their freedom to create a union of African states on the continent and thus neutralize the evil effects of the artificial boundaries imposed by the imperial powers and promote unity of action in all fields.
In the wake of the evolving interest in Pan-Africanism, the sadden awakening of the black race and the desire to promote the African unity agenda, how helpful do you think these thoughts from Dr. Kwame Nkrumah will be? What should we do to keep the Pan-African dream alive until we achieve what we need? Let’s hear from you.