The White Privilege Conference (WPC) got off to an inspired start on its second day, with a series of opening speeches that included praise for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal and calls for the overthrow of the U.S. government.
Pam Africa is a member of MOVE, an activist organization in Philadelphia. The group is best known for all of its members having the surname “Africa,” and for literally being bombed by Philadelphia police back in 1985 during a gunfight, a stunt that burned dozens of houses and killed 11 members of the group, including several children. Pam was one of only two survivors from the attack, and was given a platform to speak to WPC Saturday morning. She used her platform to tout her group’s resistance to the U.S. government and to demand justice for Abu-Jamal.
“The government, for those who don’t know, dropped a bomb [on us] … to stop us from fighting this government,” Africa said, not mentioning that their fight against the government was quite literal, involving a 24-hour gun battle. “But it only made us fight that much more. They tried to kill off every child in my organization, but the children in our organization is [sic] growing up stronger, are committed more to taking this racist government down.”