Democratic Republic of Congo / 1972
Patrice Lumumba was Congo’s independence leader and the first democratically elected leader of the country. He dedicated his life to fighting colonial exploitation. He was a revolutionary leader, thinker and organizer. A true legend with an unfortunate demise. He was assassinated via firing squad in 1961. His murder was a co-conspiracy between America and Belgium- who saw his revolutionary leadership as a threat. This quote is from a letter he sent to his wife while he was imprisoned. I recommend reading more of his speeches and writings. He was way ahead of his time and truly brazen in his fight against the evil that was colonialism.