It was therefore an enormous thrill for me to visit the memorial centre and the house, in Accra, that he lived in, from 1961 until his death at the age of 95.
The tour of the house was very interesting, and I was pleased that the guide also knew how to pronounce DuBois’ name the way that the great scholar did, himself (i.e. du boys, rather than du bwa). It was fascinating seeing his library, containing many of the books I read at university, and the photos on the walls of many other Pan-Africanists and African leaders.
The above plaque was unveiled by Flt. Lt. Jerry Rawlings – himself a very interesting character who is still alive and who still features in the Ghanaian press.