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Gender and Decolonization in the Congo: The speech 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. These were so extensive that both feared Lumumba would be unable to clearly read his remarks. Extract from the speech [1]. Kanza and Mandi followed in the second car, making additional revisions to the speech.

Like Lumumba, Lahaut was subsequently murdered after he had “claimed all the attention” at the public event. Lumumba’s offensive speech in King’s presence.

Congolese Independence Speech

The speech continued, outlining the personal suffering of the nationalists during the course of the struggle. The scene was painted by Congolese artist Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu in his distinctive cartoon -like style.

Presses universitaire du Zaire. Patrjce marched out of the room. The initial address received a mixed reception within the Congo.

Congolese Independence Speech – Wikipedia

Long live the independent and sovereign Congo! The service began at 9: The Legacy of Patrice Lumumba 1st ed. The International Relations of Identity illustrated ed. While it was well-received within the Congo, it was widely condemned internationally as unnecessarily confrontational and for showing ingratitude at a time when Belgium had granted independence to discuors state.


There was also a high degree of racial segregation. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Discours de Patrice Lumumba à la Jeunesse Congolaise – LeCongolais

Crawford; Turner, Thomas Edwin Colonial rule in the Congo began in the late 19th century. Concluding, Lumumba appealed to all the Congolese to make sacrifices for the future of the Congo.

The Iconography of Independence: Since its deliverance, the speech has been widely reprinted and has been depicted in paintings and film. Lumumba called upon other states, particularly Belgiumto support the Congo to establish mutually beneficial relations between the “two equal and independent countries”.

Less than an hour before the independence ceremony a Belgian officer arrived to request that Lumumba depart for Parliament. The Congo independence speech” PDF. University of Wisconsin Press.

Conflict, Myth, and Reality 2nd ed. Through its democratic institutions, Congolese self-government would deliver social justice and fair wages. The ceremony was intended to mark the harmonious end of Belgian rule and was attended by both Congolese and Belgian dignitaries, including King Baudouin. The Scramble for Africa: He also appealed to the Congolese to abandon internecine tribal factionalism.

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 finishes with the observation that “the Congo’s independence is a decisive step towards the liberation of the whole African continent” and the exclamations “Long live independence and African unity!

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. The Congo, From Leopold to Kabila: A People’s History 3rd ed. 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.


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.

In early printed editions, it was entitled “Speech at the Ceremony of the Proclamation of the Congo’s Independence” [1] but it is often referred to as “Lumumba’s Independence Speech” or similar. The majority international reaction was extremely critical of Lumumba. De Bok, Marrigje June Lumumba finally called for Congolese people to respect the rights of non-indigenous settlers in the country, and warned that if they breached Congolese laws they would be exiled.

Also present were two secretaries of duscours and two Belgians. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Patrice Lumumba. Lumumba’s speech, broadcast live on the radio across the world, denounced colonialism and was interpreted as an affront to Belgium and Baudouin personally. Foreign Languages Publishing House.

Lumumba’s speech soured the taste of many. Lumumba then left in a motorcade for his official lumumna to rendezvous with the rest of his government.

Both speeches were applauded vigorously. Conflict in the Congo expanded ed.