Prison Radio
Mumia Abu-Jamal

“Out of the Mouth of Babes.”

They are children learning about the world they are about to inherit. And like all children, they’re curious. They heard about the MOVE bombing in West Philadelphia which happened decades before they were born. The more they learn, the more questions arose in their minds. “The cops bombed the house? With women and children in it? In Philadelphia? With children like us in it? Fo real?”

They studied and learned, then they resolved to act. They contacted local officials. They studied the rules of historical monuments. They raised the money to erect a monument. They distributed petitions. And soon, very soon, a monument will mark the site of the Mother’s Day massacre of MOVE on Osage Avenue on May 13th, 1985.

These children, students of the Jubilee School, did with no politician or historian had ever thought to do. They studied, they learned, they acted, they marked history. They made history. And only children can do that.

From imprisoned nation, this is Mumia Abu-Jamal.