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Since its deliverance, the speech has been widely reprinted and has been depicted in paintings and film. The Iconography of Independence: Kasongo and Thomas Kanzaa member of Lumumba’s governmenthad been xe to visit Lumumba at his private house on the morning of 30 June before the start of the ceremonies to look over an early draft of Lumumba’s planned speech.

While the speech was filmed during its delivery, the film of the speech has only disckurs as fragments and in some sections only the original audio survives. The ceremony was intended to mark the harmonious end of Belgian rule and was attended by both Congolese and Belgian dignitaries, including King Baudouin.


Report in the British newspaper, The Guardian1 July [28]. Baudouin marched out of the room.

Congolese Independence Speech

African Yearbook of Rhetoric. Lumumba then left in a motorcade for his official residence to rendezvous with the rest of his lunumba. Gender and Decolonization in the Congo: The Power of Culture.

Extract from the speech [1].

Mbu-Mputu, Norbert X The majority international reaction was extremely critical of Lumumba. Congo et imagerie populaire” PDF in French.

Conflict, Myth, and Reality 2nd ed. The International Relations of Identity illustrated ed. Lumumba called upon other states, particularly Belgiumto support the Congo to emefy mutually beneficial relations between the “two equal and independent countries”. The Making of Contemporary Africa: University of Wisconsin Press.

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


These were so extensive that both feared Lumumba would be unable to clearly read his remarks. The Congo independence speech” PDF.

Lumumba’s speech soured the taste of many. The Scramble for Africa: Retrieved 26 October Large numbers of white immigrants who moved to the Congo after the end of World War II came from across the social spectrum, but were nonetheless always treated as superior to blacks.

He also appealed to the Congolese to abandon internecine tribal factionalism. Lumumba blamed Kasa-Vubu and his colleagues for failing to publicly oppose this situation.

Congolese Independence Speech – Wikipedia

The speech was applauded by Congolese delegates in the audience at the Palais de la Nation and broadcast by emerj across the country. Retrieved 29 December The speech continued, outlining the personal suffering of the nationalists during the course of the struggle. The Rise and Fall of Patrice Lumumba: Retrieved from ” https: