• Philadelphia burning: The city's forgotten outrage against a Black community

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Workers use a screen to sift through debris brought from the gutted MOVE house on May 16, 1985.
    George Widman/AP Photos
    On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on 6621 Osage Avenue which left 11 people dead, including five children, and burned down 61 homes.
    The building was the headquarters of MOVE, a radical West Philadelphia group whose ideology combined Black revolutionary ideals with environmental and animal rights.
    In 1988, a grand jury cleared then-Mayor Wilson Goode and other top city officials of criminal liability for death and destruction resulting from the...
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