On this day...
November 8, 1958 one year after Ghana under the presidency of Kwame Nkrumah gained Independence from Britain the All African People Conference was held in the capital city Accra Ghana. Nkrumah felt that Ghana independence would be meaningless if other African states are still colonized by the European powers.
All independent (Libya, Ethiopia, Liberia, Morocco, Tunisia, Sudan United Republic of Egypt and Ghana) and non-independent African states, liberation movements and public organizations attended the A. A. P Conference.
The slogan for the conference was "Hands off Africa". The A. A. P Conference met to chart a way forward on how to achieve continental freedom. The agenda of the conference entailed anti-colonialism, anti-imperialism, anti-racialism, African Unity and non-alignment. Other issues discussed at the conference included colonial boundaries, the role of the traditional and religious leaders and regional groupings.