Philadelphia Magazine, “Thirty Years Later, MOVE Still Hurts,” May 13, 2015

Thirty Years Later, MOVE Still Hurts
by Bobbi Booker, Philadelphia Magazine, May 13, 2015

On May 13, 1985 — 30 years ago today — a city decided to selectively bomb its citizens. On Mother’s Day 1985, residents on a block at the edge of the city of Philadelphia were ushered out of their homes, assured that they would soon return to the quiet lives they’d previously known. Days earlier, 6200 Osage Avenue residents had demanded City Hall take action about the radical anarchist group — MOVE — that had relocated to the block.


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