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Marking the Transition Towards a Free Africa. 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.

In the audience were dignitaries from both Belgium and the Congo as well as the international press. The Martyrdom of Patrice Lumumba. Racial discrimination and repression would be abolished and the Congo would become “the pride of Africa ” and an example to the Pan-African movement. It has also been cited as a contributory factor to the subsequent Congo Crisis and in Lumumba’s murder in African Yearbook of Rhetoric.

The initial address received a mixed reception within the Congo. The International Relations of Identity illustrated ed. The Making of Contemporary Africa: The speech has been praised for its use of political rhetoric.

The service began at 9: Long live the independent and sovereign Congo! Foreign Languages Publishing House.

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. 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.

Conflict, Myth, and Reality 2nd ed. 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. Lumumba’s speech, which was itself unscheduled, was in large part a response to Baudouin’s speech which argued that the end of colonial rule in the Congo had discouts depicted as the culmination of the Belgian ” civilising mission ” begun by Leopold II in the Congo Free State.


Congo et imagerie populaire” PDF in French. These were so extensive that both feared Lumumba would be unable to clearly read his remarks.

Congolese Independence Speech – Wikipedia

Historian Jean-Claude Willame argued that the speech was the result of Lumumba’s growing frustration with the process of independence which he believed might represent a purely nominal change in government with no patride effects.

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. Through its democratic institutions, Congolese lu,umba would deliver social justice and fair wages. King Baudouinrepresenting Belgium, gave the first speech in which he praised the “genius” of his ancestor, King Leopold IIwho began the colonisation of the Congo on his own initiative in the s.

Discours de Patrice Lumumba à la Jeunesse Congolaise – LeCongolais

Lumumba blamed Kasa-Vubu and his colleagues for failing to publicly oppose this situation. The speech continued, outlining the personal suffering of the nationalists during the course of the struggle. The Rise and Fall of Patrice Lumumba: Lumumba called upon other states, particularly Belgiumto support the Congo to establish mutually beneficial relations between the “two equal and independent countries”.

Views Read Edit View history. Since its deliverance, the riscours has been widely reprinted and has been depicted in paintings and film. The Congo Crisis, The Congo independence speech” PDF. Kanza and Mandi followed in the second car, making additional revisions to the speech. Crawford; Turner, Thomas Edwin Conflict in the Congo expanded ed. discourz

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 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.


The Scramble for Africa: Since Lumumba and his party represented only a third of Congolese popular opinion, Van Reybrouck accused Lumumba’s claim siscours speak for all Congolese people “divisive” and questioned whether it was appropriate given the context: Lumumba’s speech luumba the taste of many. The Power of Culture. Kasongo and Thomas Kanzaa member of Lumumba’s governmenthad been patfice 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.

Congolese Independence Speech

Retrieved 26 October With support from a number of Western countries, who viewed Leopold as a useful buffer between rival colonial powers, Leopold achieved international recognition for a personal colony, the Congo Free Statein 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.

Upon their arrival at the residence, Kanza and Mandi briefly explained their alterations to Lumumba. Van Reybrouck, David Lumumba’s speech, broadcast live on the radio across the world, denounced colonialism and was interpreted as an affront to Belgium and Baudouin personally. Lumumba’s offensive speech in King’s presence. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The ceremony was intended to mark the harmonious end of Belgian rule and was attended by both Congolese and Belgian dignitaries, including King Baudouin.