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Thanks for this-- I've never read that speech before.

Richard

by Richard Drayton on Sat Aug 20th, 2005 at 10:15:27 AM EST
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The full text, in this English translation (the speech was made in French) can be found here.

I remember seeing this ceremony in a documentary. Lumumba had presence, dignity, style, intelligence. And he didn't pull a single punch. There were all these white dignitaries looking as if they'd just swallowed a toad.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Aug 20th, 2005 at 10:40:23 AM EST
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