From the latter part of the 19th Century until 1957, what is now known as the Republic of Ghana was colonized by the United Kingdom and formed part of the British Gold Coast. The United Gold Coast Convention was created in 1947, a political party with six leaders who shared a determination to free their country from British rule. Kwame Nkrumah was one of those men and became the country’s first prime minster after declaring independence in 1957. Nkrumah led a socialist and nationalist administration, curbing tribalism, creating a welfare system and establishing public schools. He was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1962 but was deposed in a violent coup just four years later. This is the story of one man’s struggle to liberate his country from the grip of colonialism, and the history of a nation in transition.