Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba (1925 - 1961) at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, 2nd August 1960. Before leaving for London, Lumumba made a statement that only the immediate withdrawal of Belgian troops from the Congo would avert the crisis there. With Lumumba is Congolese Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Joseph Kasongo (left). (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images)