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MOVE Demands Justice for Children and The Return of Stolen Remains

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On this episode of Making Contact, MOVE members and supporters of the Black radical liberation group demand that the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University return the remains of two children killed in the 1985 MOVE bombing in Philadelphia. Both Universities claim to not know where the remains of the two children, Tree Africa, age 14, and Delisha Africa, age 12 are being housed.

Image Credit: Joe Piette 

Image Caption: On April 28, 2021, MOVE and community members gathered in front of Penn Museum to protest and demand the remains be returned.

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  • Michael Moses Ward, formerly known as Birdie Africa, one of two survivors of the 1985 MOVE bombing in Philadelphia
  • Mike Africa Jr., the son of Debbie Sims Africa and Michael Africa Sr. of the MOVE 9 (who were incarcerated for the 1978 killing of Officer James Ramp, though Mayor Goode in the documentary 40 Years a Prisoner stated he believed Ramp died of friendly fire)
  • Dr. Kyrstal Strong, an assistant professor of Education at UPenn and member of BLM


  • Host/Producer: Anita Johnson

Making Contact Staff:

  • Staff Producers: Monica Lopez, Anita Johnson, Salima Hamirani
  • Executive Director: Sonya Green

Music Credits:

Blue Dot Session – Roadside Bunkhouse

Blue Dot Session – Kirkus

Lobo Loco – Pilgrim 2000

Andy G. Cohen – Our Young Guts – Prisma

Lobo Loco – Master Thief – Habitable Spheres


Author: Radio Project

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