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Resisting Colonialism: Through a Ghanaian Lens (12:24)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:30 What did Ghanaian historian A. Adu Boahen mean when he said that, “Independence was not given on a silver platter but won by blood”?
  2. 04:00 Who was Yaa Asantewaa, and what did she do that made her famous?
  3. 04:35 What was the Golden Stool of Asante? Why did the British want it? Did they get it in the end?
  4. 05:35 Why, according to Tony Yeboah, was a lot of anti-colonial resistance actually aimed at chiefs and kings?
  5. 06:42 What kind of resistance did the UGCC (United Gold Coast Convention) organize after the Second World War?
  6. 08:15 Why did Ghanaian veterans, who had fought for Britain during the war, march in 1947, and what happened to them?
  7. 09:50 What was Kwame Nkrumah’s strategy of positive action? Why was he such an effective leader, according to Tony Yeboah?