In this photo, Pam Africa of MOVE and the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal leads hundreds of protesters down to the Liberty Bell after departing from city Hall (seen in the background).
On the 4th of July, 2002 in Philadelphia, supporters of Black political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal gathered at City Hall for a rally and then marched down Market St. to the Liberty Bell to protest Colin Powell receiving the “Liberty Award”. Part one of this two-part photo-essay by Hans Bennett, documents the beginning of the day at City Hall. Part two (to be released tomorrow) documents the action at the Liberty Bell. Part two will also feature an original essay about the day including transcripts of Pam Africa and others’ speeches.
To view the entire photo-essay (including more than 20 other photos!) please link to the Philly IMC site:
MOVE and other Mumia supporters have been very busy lately. To view Hans’ photoessay documenting the recent press Conference at Ed Rendell’s campaign office, please link to:
To check out Hans’ recent interview with Ramona Africa (featured on the AWOL magazine website, please link to:
Check out Hans’ photoessay documenting the Mother’s Day, 2002, demonstration commemorating the May 13, 1985 bombing of MOVE’s Osage Ave. home:
A little older, but still packed with tons of important information is Hans’ interview with Pam Africa:
Hans Bennett is an anarchist and independent photojournalist currently working with Philadelphia’s INSUBORDINATION and AWOL magazines. He can be contacted via email: email@example.com
or by regular mail:
Po box 30770