SOURCE: New York Times
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
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."
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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