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The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba - Assignment Directions: Copy this document. Change the font color of your answers to red or blue. Answer all of the questions in complete sentences and with good grammar. Watch this lecture video on The Assassination Read the documents on the Assassination of Patrice Lumumba Document A: Textbook 1) How does the textbook portray Lumumba and his leadership in the Congo? In short lumumba's leadership caused the ruin of his country according to the textbook. 2) Who, according to this document, assassinated Lumumba? Why was he assassinated? According to this document it was his political rival. Joseph Kasavubu 3) Do you think this is a trustworthy document? Explain your reasoning. Yes Document B: Lumumba Speech 4) (Sourcing) Who gave this speech? When? The Speech at the Ceremony of the Proclamation of the Congo's Independence was a short political speech given by Patrice Lumumba on 30 June 1960 5) (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? Well Belgium would support that because they once had control of the congo 6) (Close Reading) What clues does this speech provide about why Lumumba might have been assassinated? Lumumba was subsequently imprisoned by state authorities under Mobutu and executed by a firing party under the command of Katangan authorities.

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