Tuesday, 20 November 2012

History: Richard Wright’s Photographs of Ghana -1953 Part Two

Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: Wow Ghana like Malaysia in 1953 -a few years before its Independence in 1957 must have been electric..

With numerous mass rallies, political awareness and the spirit of hope in the air -Gold Coast must have felt like it was entering some sort of utopia…

Village or City, at a political rally, or festival; at the market, or at a funeral -or on the streets, -50’s Gold Coast [Ghana] was full of hope…I wonder if expectations were -met???

There are many more photographs in this collection -and they are well worth checkng out at:


Credit: All photos taken by Richard Wright on a trip to Ghana in 1953...

Source: http://digitalcollections.library.yale.edu/1918159.jpo

P.s I’m thinking that’s Ghana first president, Kwame Nkrumah is in the last photograph, -standing in the centre… What do you think???

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