Patrice Lumumba made history on June 30, 1960 with her speech against the racism of the settlers in the presence of the King of the Belgians Baudouin during the official ceremony marking the birth of the Congo: “We have known the ironies, the insults, the blows that we had to endure morning, noon and night, because we were Negroes ”.
His dazzling journey ended six and a half months after this resounding speech, on January 17, 1961. Fallen, humiliated, tortured, the one who was the Prime Minister of the Congo was executed in the middle of the bush 50 km from Elisabethville (now Lubumbashi ). He was 35 years old.
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