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Ghana National Council (GNC) is a community of Ghanaians that began meeting  in the 1960’s as the Ghana Student’s Union; to create a home base for themselves and others that migrated from Ghana to Chicago. 

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GHANA INDEPENDENCE CELBRATIONS 2019 

The History of Ghana's Independence
GNC 2019 Ghana Independence Dinner Dance

In 1947, the "Big Six" leaders of Ghana, formed the United Gold Coast Convention. Kwame Nkrumah, who was also a member of the Big Six, formed the Convention People’s Party in 1949, and led the party in the struggle for freedom. In 1957, demanding for self-governance, the coastal Gold Coast region declared independence from the United Kingdom. As a result of the efforts of the Big Six leaders, Ghana became the first African nation to gain its independence on 6th March 1957. 
Every year on March 6th at Independence Square Osu, there is a celebration of street parties, and parades by the citizens of Ghana. Citizens join together and sing the national anthem God Bless Our Homeland Ghana (written and composed by Philip Gbeho). The President takes the salute and delivers a speech on behalf of the government, along with live musical stage performances and cultural displays by traditional dance groups to mark the day.

Chicago Celebrations

In Chicago, Ghana National Council continues to celebrate Ghana’s independence with celebrations through fellowship, praise, and awareness. This year, the celebrations were held  Saturday March 9, 2019 & Sunday March 16, 2019.

The Ghana National Council and community celebrated on Saturday March, 9, 2019 with the Ghana @ 62 Independence Day Dinner. This monuments event was held at the Ramada Conference Hall. A four course dinner with some local Ghanaian food, live band, and cultural entertainment are just a few of the great things to expect at this year's annual celebration. The following week on Sunday March 16, 2019, a thanksgiving service was held for the Ghanaian community and beyond at Living Comfort Ministries at 7pm.