Black Star Square, also known as Independence Square completed in the year 1961 is a public square in Accra, Ghana, bordered by the Accra Sports Stadium and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. The square often hosts annual independence celebrations, other National events as well as civic and military parades in Ghana. The Kwame Nkrumah Museum and memorial park are located in downtown Accra, the capital of Ghana which consists of seats that can host about 30,000 people.
The square boasts three monuments that encapsulate the fight for independence and liberation. This includes the Independence Arch, the Liberation Day Monument, and the Black Star Monument, also known as the Black Star Gate. A statue of a soldier facing the Independence Arch symbolizes the Ghanaians who lost their lives fighting for Ghana’s independence.
Blackstar Square used for events
Blackstar Square displaying the national colors
Black Star Square, also known as Independence Square, was completed in 1961