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10 Most Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba: Poet, Revolutionary, and Freedom Fighter


Patrice Lumumba (July 2, 1925 –Jan. 17, 1961) was the first elected prime minister of the Republic of Congo. He ascended to power on June 30, 1960, the date of Congo’s independence from Belgium. Lumumba had a a vision of a united Congo with complete control over its economy and resources.


In December 1958, revolutionaries such as Lumumba, Shirley Graham DuBois, George Padmore and Kwame Nkrumah came together at the All-African Peoples Conference to plan a strategy for the total liberation of Africans and people of African descent worldwide. It was at the AAPC in Ghana that Lumumba became a known figure within liberation movement circles in Africa and the United States.

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6 thoughts on “10 Most Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Patrice Lumumba

  1. Richard Daniel says:

    I love Patrice Lumumba.

  2. I never lived to see this guy, Lumumba, but definitely learned about him in history lessons. Great guy, it seems.

  3. The truth shall triumph over wickedness. Africa will surely attain it's rightful status on earth before judgment day. Trust me. Trust me. Trust me.

  4. Omar Maka Jallow says:

    He was such a great guy……….
    i wish in Africa we have leaders like him and mugabe………


  6. True nationalist and great visionary. Unfortunately, no one dared to carry on his vision and those who shared the same ideals, lacked the intestinal fortitude to press on through and in spite of fear. The presence of fear is the absence of knowledge, and those without knowledge will be destroyed!!!

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