“No brutality, mistreatment, or torture has ever forced me to ask for grace, for I prefer to die with my head high, my faith steadfast, and my confidence profound in the destiny of my country, rather than to live in submission and scorn of sacred principles.
History will one day have its say, but it will not be the history that Brussels, Paris, Washington, or the United Nations will teach, but that which they will teach in the countries emancipated from colonialism and its puppets.”
Patrice Lumumba, Congo’s first democratically elected Prime Minister echoed this emancipatory speech seconds after Belgium’s King had declared independence for Congo. His speech reportedly slapped all imperialists in the face.
Unfortunately, Lumumba was assassinated in 1961 months after his country was independent. His assassination is the greatest in the 20th century and continues to tell what the imperialists can do and do to keep African under White political and economic control.