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Large numbers of white immigrants who moved to the Congo after the end of World War II came from across the social spectrum, patrive were nonetheless always treated as superior to blacks.

Lumumba’s speech, smery live on the radio across the world, denounced colonialism and was interpreted ulmumba an affront to Belgium and Baudouin personally.

Greatly pleased with the result, Lumumba stated that he would read some parts of the speech verbatim, then improvise to respond to the atmosphere in the room as he saw fit.

Good articles Pages using military navigation subgroups without wide style CS1 French-language sources fr CS1 Dutch-language sources nl Commons category link is on Wikidata Commons category link is on Wikidata using P The speech continued, outlining the personal suffering of the nationalists during the course of the struggle.

Discours de Patrice Lumumba à la Jeunesse Congolaise – LeCongolais

Marking the Transition Towards a Free Africa. Retrieved from ” https: Racial discrimination and repression would be abolished and the Congo would become “the pride of Africa ” and an example to the Pan-African movement.

Kasongo and Thomas Kanzaa member of Lumumba’s governmenthad been requested to visit Lumumba at his private house on the morning of 30 June before the start of the ceremonies to pxtrice over an early draft of Lumumba’s planned speech. The Power of Culture. The movement was ds into a number of parties and groups which were broadly divided on ethnic and geographical lines and opposed to one another.


The Congo has need of all the unselfish friends she can attract, and equally needs to keep those she already possesses. Report in the British newspaper, The Guardian1 July [28]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He also appealed to the Congolese to abandon internecine tribal factionalism. King Leopold II of Belgium, ppatrice by Belgium’s lack of international power and prestige, attempted to persuade lumumna Belgian government to support colonial expansion around the then-largely unexplored Congo Basin.

Less than an hour before the independence ceremony a Belgian officer arrived to request that Lumumba depart for Parliament.

Lumumba then left in a motorcade for his official residence to emeyr with the rest of his government. The Epic History of a People. Gender and Decolonization in the Congo: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

With support from a number of Western countries, who viewed Leopold as a useful buffer between rival colonial discoure, Leopold achieved international recognition for a personal colony, the Congo Free Statein David Van Reybrouck praised the speech as “memorable”, but argued that it damaged Lumumba’s own legacy.

These were so extensive that both feared Lumumba would be unable to clearly read his remarks.

Lumumba then turned to enumerating the suffering of ordinary Congolese people under colonialismthrough forced laboursystematic racial discriminationland seizure, wealth disparity and physical maltreatment at the hand of the colonial state.

In early printed editions, it was entitled “Speech at the Ceremony of the Proclamation of the Congo’s Independence” [1] dw it is often referred to as “Lumumba’s Independence Speech” or similar.

The speech nearly provoked a diplomatic incident between the Congo and Belgium, and Lumumba later gave further speeches attempting to adopt a more conciliatory tone. Colonial rule in the Congo began in the late 19th century.

Congolese Independence Speech

While the speech was filmed during its delivery, the film of the speech has only survived as fragments and in some sections only the original audio survives. Retrieved 26 October Lumumba called upon other states, particularly Belgiumto support the Congo to establish mutually beneficial relations between the “two equal and independent countries”.


Kasongo was disturbed by what Lumumba planned to say and told Kanza as he left, “I’m counting on you to do your best to tone down that speech. The Iconography of Independence: The patricce begins with Lumumba addressing his speech to the Congolese people and praising independence as the culmination of the struggle of the nationalist movementrather than the result of Belgian concessions.

Like Lumumba, Lahaut was subsequently murdered after he had “claimed all the attention” at the public event. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Baudouin depicted the end of colonial rule in the Congo as the culmination of the Belgian ” civilising mission ” patricd spoke of the close relations he hoped would be maintained between the two countries.

The scene was painted by Congolese artist Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu in his distinctive cartoon aptrice style. On many occasions, the interests of the government and private enterprise became closely tied and the state helped companies break strikes and remove other barriers imposed by the indigenous population. Independence, Lumumba argued, had brought the end to these forms of suffering. Baudouin marched out of the room.

Congolese Independence Speech – Wikipedia

Since Lumumba and his party represented only a third of Congolese popular opinion, Van Reybrouck accused Lumumba’s claim to speak for all Congolese people “divisive” and questioned whether it was appropriate given the context: There was also a high degree of racial segregation.

Conflict in the Congo expanded ed. A People’s History 3rd ed. Transcriptions of the speech were later published in multiple print editions, some of which were altered as propaganda to show Lumumba in a better light after his death in