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  • Writer's pictureJoia Preciosa

The Black star square

The Black Star Square in #Accra is the second largest square in the world after Tiananmen Square in #Beijing, #China.

Completed in 1961, the square was commissioned by Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah.

The square is composed of several elements: The monument of the black star, which recalls the Arc de Triomphe, bears the inscription “Liberty and justice, 1957 after JC”, commemorating the independence of #Ghana; eight stands on the outskirts have a capacity of more than 30,000 people.

The large space inside the square is designed for major events and military parades. The last element is a modernist structure, Independence Arch, parallel to the beach.

The 'black star' of the square's name was inspired by the Black Star shipping company, founded in 1919 by Jamaican-born civil rights activist Marcus Garvey to provide transportation to encourage economic development, the independence and freedom of #Africa.

༄𝑫𝒊𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 ?

𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒊𝒕𝒔 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒓𝒄𝒉 𝒊𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒃𝒂𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑵𝒌𝒓𝒖𝒎𝒂𝒉'𝒔 𝑬𝒈𝒚𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝒘𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝑭𝑨𝑻𝑯𝑰𝑨 𝑵𝒌𝒓𝒖𝒎𝒂𝒉, 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒏 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒐𝒄𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔.

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