Copy of The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba - Assignment -...

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The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba - Assignment Directions: Watch the lecture on the assassination of Patrice Lumumba and take notes for the end of strand test. Then read through the documents paying special attention to the question: Why was Patrice Lumumba assassinated? Finally, make a copy of this assignment and respond to the questions below. Document A: Textbook 1) How does the textbook portray Lumumba and his leadership in the Congo?
2) Who, according to this document, assassinated Lumumba? Why was he assassinated?
3) Do you think this is a trustworthy document? Explain your reasoning.
Document B: Lumumba Speech 1) (Sourcing) Who gave this speech? When?
2) (Close reading) How does Lumumba describe Belgian colonialism in his speech? How do you think this made Belgian listeners in the audience feel? How do you think it made Congolese listeners feel?
3) (Close Reading) What clues does this speech provide about why Lumumba might have been assassinated?

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