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Names: Michael Avery and Jacob KyleLumumba Assassination Guiding Questions Document A: Textbook 1)How does the textbook portray Lumumba and his leadership in the Congo? He led with a firm fist holding onto his beliefs of what was right in the congo. 2)Who, according to this document, assassinated Lumumba? Why was he assassinated? Political enemies. The secession of Katanga. Possibly Joseph Kasavubu.3)Do you think this is a trustworthy document? Explain your reasoning. Maybe…but possible bias. Not a primary source. Document B: Lumumba Speech 1)(Sourcing) Who gave this speech? When? Lumumba gave the speech. He spoke on June 30, 1960. 2)(Close reading) How does Lumumba describe Belgian colonialism in his speech? Lumumba described the Belgian colonialism of the Congo as equal to slavery, racist, and partial to the white Belgians. How do you think this made Belgian listeners in the audience feel? STANFORDHISTORYEDUCATIONGROUPsheg.stanford.edu
I would think that the Belgian listeners would realize how bad they treated the Congolese. For the ones that didn’t know what had happened to the Congolese would feel terrible for what happened there in the Congo.