June/July 2023

Theodosia Okoh

Theodosia Okoh’s Stolen Symbol The Archival Omission of a Ghanaian Historical Icon

For a long time, not many Ghanaians knew that Theodosia Okoh designed their country’s iconic flag. Like many African countries, the history of Ghana’s independence unfailingly details the contributions of men who are all tagged ‘founding fathers’. Women like Okoh and their contributions, however, are often left out of the archives and consciousness of their country people.