W. E. B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture

W. E. B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture is a memorial place, a research facility and tourist attraction in the Cantonments area of Accra, Ghana, that was opened to the public in 1985. It is named in dedication to W. E. B. Du Bois, an African-American historian and pan-Africanist who became a citizen of Ghana in the early 1960s.[1] He lived there in his last few years at the invitation of President Kwame Nkrumah, while compiling the Encyclopedia Africana.[2]


The Du Bois Centre is located at No. 22 First Circular Road, in Cantonments, Accra, Ghana, the former residence of W. E. B. Du Bois. He died there on 27 August 1963.[3] It was opened to the public on 22 June 1985 and was named a national memorial in November that year.[4]: 156 

The Centre houses a small museum with part of Du Bois's personal library and a collection of his works, which are made available to researchers. An adjacent shrine shelters his grave and the ashes of his second wife, Shirley Graham Du Bois.[2][3][4]: 155 


  1. ^ "The W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre". Ghana Nation. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "W.E.B Dubois Centre". Berkeley University. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Historic Sites", Ghana Expeditions.
  4. ^ a b Katharina Schramm, "Pan‐Africanism as a resource: the WEB DuBois Memorial Centre for Pan‐African Culture in Ghana", African Identities, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2004, pp. 151–171.

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