Congolese Independence Speech by Patrice Lumumba (1966)

1946-1989, Black, Colonized, Defining the Enemy, Imperialism, Privatization, Subjectives of Refusal, The Bourgeoisie

Given by Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba shortly after the independence of the Republic of Congo in 1966, the Congolese Independence Speech was most praised for its critique of colonialism and imperialism. Within the Republic of Congo, Lumumba was praised for his outwardness against colonialism within the speech, while outside nations critiqued the honesty of it.

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