“Chuck Africa Goes Home.”
For over 40 years. Chuckie Africa of the famed MOVE Nine, veterans of the MOVE confrontation of August 8th, 1978, has been imprisoned in state joints across Pennsylvania, serving what is arguably an illegal sentence of 30 to 100 years for third-degree murder conviction.
Several days ago, he walked out of prison and went home. Chuck, the youngest of the MOVE Nine, was one of the feistiest members. During the eighties, he was on the boxing team and went around the state, trying guys’ chins. He was a devastating puncher in and out the ring. When he was at Dallas State Penitentiary, a white-shirted officer disrespected him, and Chuck knocked him out cold.
Over the years, he spent time studying history, black history, and world history. He taught what he learned to other prisoners. Finally, Chuckie Africa goes home. The last of the MOVE Nine.
From imprisoned nation, this is Mumia Abu-Jamal.
These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.