George Washington Williams, Leopold II, and the Congo Essay.
Research history of the Partition of Africa and the history Belgian Congo , in addition George Washington Williams’ letter to King Leopold, and Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The White Man’s Burden.” After reading the documents, please write an essay to address the following questions. 1. What caused Europeans to colonize the African continent? Describe the conditions of the natives in the Belgian Congo after colonization. 2. What is the purpose of George Washington Williams’ letter and what arguments did he make within the letter? 3. How does Kipling’s poem relate the colonization of Africa and the history of Leopold and the Belgian Congo? 4. How does the history of European colonization in Africa still impact the continent today?