The Daily Pennsylvanian

In Photos: Remembering the MOVE bombing, 36 years later

On May 13, 1985, the Philadelphia Police Department dropped a satchel bomb on 6221 Osage Ave. in West Philadelphia, where members of the Black liberation advocacy group MOVE lived. 11 people were killed, including five children, and one adult and one child survived. To mark 36 years since the MOVE bombing and remember the lives of those lost, about 200 West Philadelphians gathered at Osage Avenue and Cobbs Creek Parkway. The crowd marched to Malcolm X Park, chanting “on a move” and the names of the victims. One of the speakers was School of Social Policy & Practice professor and grassroots organizer Walter Palmer.