Charles Quist-Adade, Ph.D.

Charles Quist-Adade, Ph.D., is an award-winning educator, author, researcher, and social justice specialist and advocate. He currently teaches sociology at Alexander College in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. He combines academic work with community service, providing leadership and advice to Black organizations in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, including the Ghanaian-Canadian Association of BC, African Stages Association of BC, Great Lakes Networking Society of BC, and Africa-Canada Education Foundation. Charles can be reached at
Fifty-five years ago on this day, the fate of Africa was irrevocably altered when the CIA sponsored a 1966 coup d’état against Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, former Prime Minister of Ghana and Pan-Africanist visionary who was voted as “Africa’s Man of the Millennium.” At least 1,600 Ghanaians died in the coup...