SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
The Shocking MOVE Bombing was Part of a Broader Pattern of Anti-Black Racism
by J.T. Roane
The Philadelphia Police Department bears responsibility for the deadly bombing of the rowhouse occupied by MOVE members, but the carnage shows a long pattern of indifference by multiple municipal departments to the health, safety, and quality of life of Black residents in the 1970s and 1980s.
SOURCE: The Guardian
Both Ivy League Colleges Apologize for ‘Serious Error’ in Using Bones of Black Child for Teaching
The two Ivy League universities at the center of a billowing storm over the use in anthropology teaching of the bones of an African American child killed by Philadelphia police in 1985 have apologized for the “serious error”, promising to return the human remains to relatives who never consented to the practice.
SOURCE: Daily Princetonian
Princeton Owes the Families of the MOVE Bombing Victims Answers
by Judith Weisenfeld, Ruha Benjamin et al.
Members of the Princeton faculty argue that "the victims of the MOVE bombing, their families, and those of us at Princeton invested in Black history and communities deserve more" than the university's statements to date about the use of remains of the victims.
SOURCE: Black Perspectives
The MOVE Bombing and the Callous Handling of Black Remains
by Jessica Parr
The remains of the victims of the Philadelphia Police Department's bombing of the MOVE organization in 1985, including two children, were acquired by the University of Pennsylvania, stored outside of climate control, passed on to Princeton, and eventually lost, a final indignity to the victims.
SOURCE: New York Times
35 Years After MOVE Bombing That Killed 11, Philadelphia Apologizes
Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a row house occupied by members of a Black militant group in 1985, starting a fire that destroyed 60 homes and killed 11 people.
SOURCE: Paris Review
Memory Haunts: John Edgar Wideman's Fictionalized Account of the 1985 MOVE Bombing
by Imani Perry
Wideman's account of events leading to the bombing of MOVE by Philadelphia police "is not just a map of the city but of the nation and our collective condition."
30 Years Later, Making Sense Of The MOVE Bombing
City police had killed nearly a dozen people and, in the process, leveled an entire swath of a neighborhood full of middle-class black homeowners.
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