Ghana gains independence from Britain

March 6

On March 6, 1957, the Gold Coast, known today as Ghana, gained independence from Britain. 

Ghana Independence Day is celebrated in Ghana to commemorate their independence. The Ghanaian flag was designed by Theodosia Salome Okoh. The red signifies those who died for independence. The gold symbolizes mineral wealth and the green symbolizes the country’s nature and grasslands. The black star signifies African emancipation.


Gold Coast (Ghana) gains independence. Gold Coast (Ghana) gains independence | South African History Online. (1957, March 6). Retrieved March 1, 2023, from,himself%20as%20president%20for%20life. 

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