Delbert Africa, a longtime member of the Black liberation group MOVE, has died., according to a statement posted online on June. 16, 2020.
Delbert Africa, a longtime member of the Black liberation group MOVE, has died.
Africa, 74, was one of nine members of the organization that were imprisoned on third-degree murder charges following an August 1978 armed standoff with Philadelphia police that left an officer dead and more than a dozen others injured. The WHYY Reported.
Cause of Death.
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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Just found out that Delbert Africa passed away yesterday.
If you’re unfamiliar with the 1985 compound bombing that took place in Philly at the hands of the city police department in an attempt to evict the Black Liberation group MOVE, I suggest you look it up.
There’s a documentary you can watch called Let the Fire Burn.
It’s…kin to the time we’re currently in.
Delbert Africa, longtime MOVE member recently released from prison, has died https://t.co/OtUoK6bUru
— RT on the QT (@aticktock) June 17, 2020
— Abolish the Presidency (@ClevaSoldier) June 17, 2020
Delbert Africa died today & to be honest I didn’t know who he was. Googled him and he was one of 9 MOVE members that were unjustly charged with 3rd degree murder after the police race soldiers attacked their house. A pig died & evidence showed it was by a fellow pig. Amerikkka.
— Lucky The Rapper (@LuckyTheRapper1) June 17, 2020
This is heartbreaking. After four decades of imprisonment and the violent trauma of Philly police BOMBING his family’s house, Delbert Africa was one of the last of the MOVE 9 to be freed. The state stole everything from him. He was only free for six months, and now he is gone. https://t.co/ZKFu7BHexf
— Kim Kelly (@GrimKim) June 17, 2020
I actually feel so broken right now, man. Delbert Africa and everyone else deserved, so, so, so much better.
Freedom to Mumia Abu Jamal, Jalil Muntaqim, and Imam Jamal al-Amin. Peace be upon the martyrs.
Black liberation now. Abolition now.
Ya Rab ﷻ. Ya Jabbar ul-jabaabir.
This is devastating news. Another Move 9’s soul has ascended.
May the the Emancipator ﷻ grant Delbert Africa the peace he was denied by the Empire.
May the prison-industrial complex and all wh*te s*premacist and/or settler-colonial states burn to ashes. Amin. https://t.co/KNvinf6tAL
— ⵍⴱⵕⵕⴰⵏⵉ (@Lberaani) June 17, 2020
NYC ABC wrote
Last night MOVE member and former political prisoner Delbert Africa died. Del died having only been released from prison for several months, where he spent 41 years suffering at the hands of the state…REST EASY, DELBERT!
I think the news of Delbert Africa’s passing hit different bc I’m paranoid my partner’s fate won’t be different (given that NYS can hold him well past his minimum if the parole board chooses).
I’m terrified that I’ll never see him free. Even though he’s technically eligible for
— ديمة (@deemsum) June 17, 2020
A friend of a friend is his daughter, who fought to get him out. They are devastated. …
Delbert Africa, longtime MOVE member recently released from prison, has died https://t.co/Q0NUBctB0V
— Lisa Harris (@lovemybosox) June 17, 2020