Black History Year

The Killing of Patrice Lumumba with Dr. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

The Killing of Patrice Lumumba with Dr. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

Black History Year - March 22, 2021 - 47:18

He was a man of the people. A man who wanted one thing and one thing only: true independence for his country. But if the U.S. government had its way? He’d be shot dead before his 36th birthday. In a conversation led by sociopolitical scholar Dr. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, we discuss the assassination of Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba. This is an episode we need right now - one that calls out the Western powers that be for state-sanctioned violence and exposes the gross lengths they'll go to control Black lives. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at and share this with your people!PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at​. Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work.The Black History Year production team includes Tareq Alani, Abeni Jones, Patrick Sanders, Tasha Taylor, William Anderson, Jareyah Bradley, Brooke Brown, Shonda Buchanan, Briona Lamback, Akua Tay, Leslie Taylor-Grover, and Darren Wallace. Our producers are Cydney Smith and Ivana Tucker, who also edits the podcast. Black History Year’s Executive Producer is Julian Walker.

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Learning your history makes you - and your people - stronger. As Black people, we know we’re left out of the history books. That the media images are skewed. That we need access to experts, information and ideas so we can advance our people. Black History Year connects you to the history, thinkers, and activists that are left out of the mainstream conversations. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we’re always working toward one goal: uniting for the best interest of Black people worldwide. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation’s largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at