I think this event, the birth of this new nation, will give impetus to oppressed peoples all over the world. I think it will have worldwide implications and repercussions-not only for Asia and Africa, but also for America. As you well know, we have a problem in the Southland in America, and I think this freedom – the freedom in the birth of a new nation-will influence the situation there. This will become a sort of symbol for oppressed people all over the world…It renews my conviction in the ultimate triumph of justice. And it seems to me that this is fit testimony to the fact that eventually the forces of justice triumph in the universe, and somehow the universe itself is on the side of freedom and justice. So that this gives new hope to me in the struggle for freedom as I confront it
– Dr. Martin Luther King, in an interview at Ghana’s independence. #Ghana-pioneering and trailblainzing since 1957.
Here’s to the only place I have called home – Happy 56th independence day, Ghana!
Featured Image: Painting by Agnus McBride, 1968. ‘Ghana Independence Day’. Watercolor on Board.