Every Month Is Black History Month

Likely to be the only regular feature that I will do on this blog, I promised myself that I would do my part to actually make the title of this post true. Every month at least one post will be dedicated to recognizing someone in black history.The first person I wanted to highlight is the Congolese Prime Minister, Patrice Lumumba.

Hearing Professor X (X-Clan) say his name repeatedly in their songs, let me know he had to have been someone important, but it’s only now that I am taking the time to educate myself on who the man is.

Excerpt via Wikipedia
Patrice Émery Lumumba (July 2, 1925 – January 17, 1961) was an African anti-colonial leader and the first legally elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo after he helped to win its independence from Belgium in June 1960. Only ten weeks later, Lumumba’s government was deposed in coup during the Congo Crisis. He was subsequently imprisoned and assassinated under controversial circumstances.

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~ by o.s.u.m on January 1, 2008.

One Response to “Every Month Is Black History Month”

  1. There’s a great film called Lumumba tha ya’ll can watch if you want to learn more as well as a couple of solid books.

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