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6 iconic speeches of African independence leaders caught on video

July 24, 2019 at 10:13 am | History

Etsey Atisu

Etsey Atisu | Staff Writer

July 24, 2019 at 10:13 am | History

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Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or even Whatsapp were not conceived in the late 20th Century – a period in history where African countries gained independence – but there were few moments in that era that captivated great minds and spurred people on to greatness.

Through the speeches and strong-worded activism of political leaders during or before independence in Africa, people were encouraged to fight for freedom from the oppression they faced under the rule of the colonial masters.

There must have surely been more than enough of such inspiring speeches, but here are 6 speeches from leaders of African independence that were captured on video.

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