The City: Philadelphia #1

Original Caption:
Philadelphia -- Merle Africa, the first member of the radical back-to-nature group MOVE, surrenders to police in Philadelphia, after the city and MOVE reached an agreement on ending the blockade of MOVE headquarters. With her is MOVE attorney Oscar Gaskins and Walter Palmer, a member of the city-wide Black Community Coalition. MOVE members in the background watch them leave. (1978)

1 comment:

Fred said...

I still remember watching the Philly PD drop a bomb on MOVE headquarters on the tv news. It is amazing how scripted and pre-packaged television "news" has become since those days. These days, I doubt an urban police department would drop anything on live television without first test marketing it before a focus group.