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Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba

“We know that Africa is neither French, nor British, nor American, nor Russian, that it is African.”

Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba

“We do not want any more agitation, any more disorder, any more pointless words, any more slogans.The only slogan for the moment must be, economic progress.”

Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba

“We are proud of this struggle, of tears, of fire, and of blood, to the depths of our being, for it was a noble and just struggle, and indispensable to put an end to the humiliating slavery which was imposed upon us by force.”

Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba

“Who will ever forget the massacres where so many of our brothers perished…”

Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba

“Our wounds are too fresh and too painful still for us to drive them from our memory. We have known harassing work, exacted in exchange for salaries which did not permit us to eat enough to drive away hunger, or to clothe ourselves, or to house ourselves decently, or to raise our children as creatures dear to us.”

Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba

“Africa will write its own history, and it will be, to the north and to the south of the Sahara, a history of glory and dignity.”