William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (W.E.B DuBois) was an African-American civil rights activist who became a citizen of Ghana in the 1960s. He was known as the ‘Father of Pan-Africanism’. The centre, where he and his wife once lived, and where they are now buried, houses his personal library, a small museum with a personal library, the Open Air Theatre where intellectual seminars, lectures and workshops are held along with cultural events.
The Centre was established in 1985 by the Ghana government in Accra, the capital of the Greater Accra Region and Ghana, as well as to encourage visitors to look at the ideals of Pan Africanism and to reflect upon the work of Dr. Du Bois. Dr. DuBois was referred to as the “Father of Pan Africanism” for organizing several Pan African congresses in the early half of the last century. The most significant among them was the 1945 congress in Manchester. This congress paved the way for Africa’s independence from colonialism.
A signed post for the W.E.B. DuBois Center
The W.E.B DuBois center
The grave of Dr. W.E.B. DuBois