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Philadelphia & MOVE: Recent Articles
This guide presents a variety of primary and secondary materials related to the MOVE bombing of 1985, and related information about the MOVE organization and its relationship to Philadelphia.
Rebuilding the Neighborhood
News Coverage from 1985-1986
Articles from 2010-present
Philadelphia Magazine: MOVE 30: Inside the May 1985 Assault on Osage Avenue (May 12, 2015)
Photo: Tom Gralish/Philadelphia Inquirer
WHYY: How the Philly Medical Examiner’s Office desecrated MOVE victims’ remains for 36 years (June 3, 2021)
New York Times: 35 Years After MOVE Bombing That Killed 11, Philadelphia Apologizes (November 13, 2020)
Medium.com: City Councilmembers Gauthier, Brooks, Gym, Domb, Thomas, Gilmore Richardson, Squilla, Jones, Quiñones-Sánchez, Johnson, and Parker Issue Apology on 35th Anniversary of the MOVE Bombing (May 13, 2020)
Billypenn.com: MOVE 101: Why, 34 years ago, Philadelphia dropped a bomb on itself (May 12, 2019)
Philly.com: Thirty years later on the bombed MOVE block (May 12, 2015)
Philly.com: Panel Discusses 'Endless Heartache' of MOVE Bombing (February 25, 2015)
PBS.org: Let the Fire Burn: The MOVE Bombings 29 Years Later (May 12, 2014)
Slate.com: "Let The Fire Burn": A powerful new documentary about a confrontation between Philadelphia and black radicals that claimed an entire neighborhood (October 4, 2013)
Al Jazeera America: Philadelphia, the city that bombed itself (October 3, 2013)
NPR's Talk of the Nation: 'Let The Fire Burn': A Philadelphia Community Forever Changed (June 25, 2013)
Listen to the radio segment that accompanies this piece by clicking on "Listen to the Story" at the top of the page.
Philadelphia Magazine: Philly’s Bomb-Dropping, Guns-Blazing, Child-Murdering Day, by Michael Coard (May 15, 2012)
New York Amsterdam News: MOVE Murder Charges Dismissed by Philly Judge (July 15, 2010)
Philadelphia Tribune: MOVE Survivor Presses for Criminal Charges (May 14, 2010)
CBS News: MOVE Bombing Still Leaves Philadelphia Scarred (May 11, 2010)
Philly.com: City didn't move on all commission recommendations (May 7, 2010)
Philly.com: Cop’s death in ‘78 clash was a spark (May 6, 2010)
Philadelphia Inquirier, Special Section: 25 Aniversary of MOVE Bombing (April 23, 2010
Special Edition. Video.
Philadelphia Magazine: MOVE: An Oral History, by Victor Fiorello (March 26, 2010)
A compilation of quotes from MOVE members and city officials that documents the history of the conflict.
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