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  • Accra, Ghana
    Tuesday Aug 27, 1963

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Death

    Accra, Ghana
    Tuesday Aug 27, 1963

    Du Bois's health declined during the two years he was in Ghana, and he died on August 27, 1963, in the capital of Accra at the age of 95.




  • Accra, Ghana
    Friday Aug 30, 1963

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    State funeral

    Accra, Ghana
    Friday Aug 30, 1963

    Du Bois was given a state funeral on August 29–30, 1963, at Nkrumah's request, and buried beside the western wall of Christiansborg Castle (now Osu Castle), then the seat of government in Accra.




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