Mention, Recording

Running Down the Walls 2020 video

Over the weekend I was invited to document Running Down the Walls 2020 in Philly, an annual 5K held in cities and prisons across the US in solidarity with prisoners. This was the first time all surviving MOVE 9 were together in 40 years, and Chuck Africa spoke publicly for the first time since 1978 about the importance of supporting women inmates. I also interviewed Russell Shoatz III, the son of incarcerated Black Panther Russell Maroon Shoatz, and met Dadaji Odinga, whose father Sekou Odinga, I learned was a Black Panther who spent 33 years in jail for his role in helping Assata Shakur escape prison in 1981.

For more information about Russell Maroon Shoatz visit IG/@russellshoatz3rd,

Recommended Reading:
“Maroon the Implacable” by Russell Maroon Shoatz
“Assata: An Autobiography” by Assata Shakur
“African Origin of Civilization” by Cheikh Anta Diop
“Destruction of African Civilization” by Chancellor Williams


Philadelphia Anarchist Black Cross: IG/@philly_abc. Get involved at or

The MOVE Organization: IG/@themoveorganization

Black Lives Matter Philly: IG/@blmphilly,

Mike Africa Junior: IG/@mikeafricajr,