Main Characters King Leopold Of Belgium During his lifetime he was viewed as a

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the area and settlements. Main Characters King Leopold Of Belgium During his lifetime he was viewed as a loving, caring, and a humanitarian king. Fierecly outspoken against slavery and wanting to spread Christian views worldwide, he oversaw and blessed the systemiatic explotation of his African colony, the Free Congo State, from 1870s to the early 1900s. HenryMortonStanley A Welsh­American reporter, adventure, and priveteer, Stanley was the first European explorer to sail all the way across the Congo River. Stanley was employed by Leopold II, who paid him large sums of money to secure landholdings in the Congo and build settlements there. Stanley is a complex character. At times, Stanley criticized Leopold’s cruelty toward the Congolese, but it’s also clear that Stanley himself was a cruel master to the Congolese: he didn’t shy away from using torture and intimidation when he thought it was necessary. GeorgeWashington Williams African American journalist who traveled to the Congo in 1890 and became the first Westerner to write about the human rights abuses he saw there. While Williams died of tuberculosis shortly after publishing his first articles criticizing the Belgian administration, his work helped spark an international Congo reform movement.
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We know very little about Twa Mwe and other Indigenous leaders who organized to fight back against the Belgians and other imperialists. Why do you think that is? Williams, An American, was THE ONLY westerner to visit the Congo Free State and have the morals and courage to say something about the conditions the Congolese faced. How can journalist and the free press help in such terrible circumstances? A very ironic name for their boat.
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