Pictures And Names Of The Big Six (Ghana)
The Big Six were six leaders of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), the leading political party in the British colony of the Gold Coast. They were detained by the colonial authorities in 1948 following disturbances which led to the killing of three World War II veterans. They are pictured on the front of the Ghana cedi notes.
Ebenezer Ako-Adjei – founding member of the UGCC
Edward Akufo-Addo – founding member of the UGCC and subsequently Chief Justice of Ghana and President of Ghana
Joseph Boakye Danquah – founding member of the UGCC
Kwame Nkrumah – Prime Minister of Ghana and first president of Ghana
Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey – founding member of the UGCC
William Ofori Atta – founding member of the UGCC