Monday, June 30, 2014

June 30: PM Offends King With Impromptu Speech

Before I watched this movie, all I knew about Patrice Lumumba was the lyric to a Neil Diamond song;
Ramar Krishna, Mama Whistler,
Patrice Lumumba and Russ Colombo,
Karl and Chico Marx,
Albert Camus.

Now I know more. Seems like this speech doomed him. Twelve weeks later he was deposed. December 14 he was arrested, January 17 he was killed.

It's not a great movie, but this is a good scene. And he was definitely a great man.

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