On May 13, 1985, under the leadership of Philadelphia’s first Black mayor, W. Wilson Goode Sr., police dropped a bomb on the home of the Black liberation and environmentalist group MOVE. Due to confrontations with police and the complaints of neighbors, MOVE had been declared a terrorist organization by the city.

Eleven MOVE members—five children and six adults—were killed in the bombing. In a resulting fire that the mayor allowed to burn for hours, more than 60 homes in and around the 6200 block of Osage Avenue were destroyed.

MOVE, Philadelphia, African American History, Black History, African American Bombing, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

MOVE, Philadelphia, African American History, Black History, African American Bombing, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

MOVE, Philadelphia, African American History, Black History, African American Bombing, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

MOVE, Philadelphia, African American History, Black History, African American Bombing, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN


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