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Staff members and volunteers of the Peace Corps disembark from an airplane and get into a van at Accra Airport in Ghana.

Members of the United States Peace Corps arrive in Ghana. Accra Airport in Ghana. The flag of Ghana at a mast. Men standing at the airport with airport equipment and await the landing of the airplane of the Peace Corps. The airplane taxis on an airstrip. A staircase is pushed towards the airplane. A sign on the airplane: 'Clipper Peace Corps'. Luggage is unloaded from the airplane and loaded onto a truck. Staff members and volunteers of the Peace Corps disembark from the airplane. They get into a van of Ghana Airways. Few members take photos from the van. The staff members and the volunteers talk at the airport. Several members standing with their luggage.

Date: 1961, August 31
Duration: 2 min 12 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Staff members and volunteers of the Peace Corps stand and talk as they arrive at Accra Airport in Ghana.

Members of the United States Peace Corps arrive in Ghana. Staff members and volunteers of the Peace Corps standing at Accra Airport as they arrive. Peace Corps officials speak into microphones. Other members applaud. Several members take photos. Several members seated in a van of Ghana Airways. The staff members and the volunteers of the Peace Corps standing with their luggage talk amongst themselves. Aircraft in the background.

Date: 1961, August 31
Duration: 2 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The leaders of African nations including Egypt, Ghana, Morocco and Algeria at the African summit meeting in Casablanca, Morocco

African summit meeting in Casablanca, Morocco. Gamal Abdel Nasser President of Egypt arrives by a yacht. King Mohammed V of Morocco receives President Nasser. Civilians cheer and greet the President. Kwame Nkrumah, leader of Ghana and Algerian leader Ferhat Abbas arrive by air. King Mohammed V receives them. The leaders and the President at around table meeting.

Date: 1961, January 9
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Ghana gains independence and its army passes in review in front of UN Representative Ralph Bunch and PM Kwame Nkrumah.

Gold Coast becomes Ghana in a ceremony. People of Ghana celebrate the end of colonial rule and gain of independence. Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah and member of U.S. House of Representatives Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. talk together. The army of Ghana passes in review in front of UN Representative Ralph Bunch and Nkrumah. The festivities are followed by a beauty contest in which Miss Ghana is selected.

Date: 1957, March 7
Duration: 1 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A colorful ceremony marks the independence of Ghana.

Major events of the year 1957. United states Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife at a colorful ceremony to celebrate the independence of Ghana from colonial rule. Tribal dancers dressed in traditional attire perform at the ceremony. Kwame Nkrumah, the newly appointed President of independent Ghana at the ceremony. Soldiers march as a large crowd witness the celebrations marking the independence after years of colonial rule.

Date: 1957, December 23
Duration: 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. First Lady Patricia visits civilian hospitals and meets with dignitaries during her visit to Liberia, Ghana, and Ivory Coast

U.S. First Lady Patricia Nixon as a public figure and as a companion of President Richard Nixon. Patricia Nixon in Africa visits Liberia, Ghana, and Ivory Coast. Native women dance as she debarks from her plane. She is greeted by Liberian President William R. Tolbert Jr. Her motorcade drives on roads of Liberia. She visits people in a hospital. Native women accompany her during her visits to various places. They present her with a native turban. Patricia Nixon shakes hands with Ivory Coast President Félix Houphouët-Boigny and scales the ramp as she departs from Africa.

Date: 1972, January
Duration: 1 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
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