The government of Ghana has promised to give off its best to turn the Du Bois Center in the capital, Accra into a tourism and a Cutting edge edifice to pay tribute to the late Historian and Pan-Africanist, W.E.B Du Bois.
Making the commitment at the 60th Commemoration of the death of Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois in Accra, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Arts, Mark Okraku Mantey, called on world leaders to work together in eradicating racial and social injustices that are fast robbing continents of their economic and political advancements.
The Minister additionally noticed that the legacies and standards of Pan African legends like Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and W.E.B. Du Bois ought to be returned to and applied in this day and age of superfluous political and regional conflicts.
The zeal for a Unified Africa and a world without segregation and social injustices formed the core of all speakers at the 60th Commemoration of the passing of the late William Edward Burghardt Du Bois.
The speakers eulogised the late Pan Aficanist as a peace advocate and sociologist who used his talent and passion to work for African development after he was underestimated in the United States, the country where he was born and raised on February 23, 1868.
The US Diplomat to Ghana, Virginia Palmer, conceded her country lost such an important personality to Africa, but said America actually puts stock in equity and the political beliefs that the late W.E.B. Du Bois represented.
Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Arts, Mark Okraku Mante, continued that, Ghana welcomed Dr. Du Bois with open arms and the country will still honour his memory. He promised the government’s arrangements to assist with transforming the Du Bois Center into an appealing cutting edge tourism landmark, very much as they did with the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.
Diplomats, experts in international relations, historians, and relatives of the late historian and pan-Africanist W.E.B. Du Bois gathered in Accra to commemorate the 60th anniversary of his death.
In addition, traditional music and dance were used to mark the occasion, as were photo exhibitions, tributes to solidarity, and wreath-laying.