Philadelphia is credited with sealing a victory for Joseph Biden in the U.S. presidential race and “saving democracy”. At the same time, the city is reeling from nightly protests demanding an end to police violence against the African community.
This episode of The People’s War radio show looks at the city’s legacy of violence against the black community and African people’s resistance to that violence – from Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad to the bombing of MOVE to last month’s police killing of Walter Wallace.
We talk with Philadelphia residents:
Ikemba Bomani Ojore, professor at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. He lives in Philadelphia where he was born and raised.
Jess, community activist, born and raised in Philadelphia.
Len Demmer, community activist and Philadelphia resident for 12 years.
Jihaad Lassiter, survivor of Philadelphia police shooting.
The People’s War radio show is produced by WBPU 96.3 FM “Black Power 96” in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is hosted by Dr. Matsemela Odom and Muambi Tangu, bringing an African Internationalist perspective to the important issues of our world.