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Michael Ward, Birdie Africa

Child icon of the MOVE movement in Philadelphia, died in September 2013.
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26 Sep. 2013
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#4. Here is the TV documentary on the 25th anniversary of the MOVE bombing.


#3. 11 MOVE members will killed, including children. Michael Moses Ward, a child at the time, survived but was badly burned. He died in September 2013 at the age of 41, reportedly in a hot tub while on a cruise.

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#2. In 1978 a Philadelphia policeman was killed during an attempt to raid the MOVE compound. An armed impasse continued until 1985 when police, in an attempt to clear the compound due to multiple health and civic violations, dropped a bomb on the building.

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#1. The the MOVE Organization is a Philadelphia-based black liberation group founded by John Africa. In the 1970s the MOVE members lived in a commune in a house in West Philadelphia. Confrontations with neighbors and police were frequent.

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