debbie sims africa

Significant Dates for Black August:

• August 1619 the first enslaved Afrikans to Jamestown, Virginia

• August 1791 the start of the great Haitian revolution

• August 1, 1978 Khatari Gaulden was murdered

• August 2, 1850 the initiation of the major network that conducted the Underground Railroad began

• August 4, 1956 political prisoner and member of MOVE Debbie Sims Africa was born

• August 7, 1970 Jonathan Jackson was gunned down outside the Marin County California courthouse as he attempted to liberate three imprisoned Black Liberation Fighters James McClain, William Christmas and Ruchell Magee who were also murdered that day.

• August 8, 1950 political prisoner Dr. Mutulu Shakur was born

• August 8, 1978 the first bombing of the MOVE family by Philadelphia Police.

• August 11-17, 1965 the Watts Rebellion

• August 18, 1971 the defense of the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika (PG – RNA) from a FBI assault in Mississippi

• August 21, 1831 the rebellion of Nat “the Prophet” Turner

• August 21, 1971 George Jackson was murdered

• August 22, 1843 the call for a general strike by enslaved New Afrikans by Henry Highland Garnett

• August 23, 1943 political prisoner Maroon Russell Shoatz was born

• August 23, 1949 political prisoner Maliki Shakur was born

• August 27, 1963 W.E.B. Dubois died in Ghana

• August 28, 1963 the March on Washington D.C.

• August 30, 1800 Gabriel Prosser’s rebellion

• August 30, 1948 Chairman Fred Hampton who was murdered by Chicago police was born

August 4th, 1956
Debbie Sims Africa
451 Fullerton Ave
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403-1238

Debbie Sims Africa is one of the MOVE 9. There are currently seven MOVE activists in prison each serving 100 years after been framed for the murder of a cop in 1979. Merle Africa and Phil Africa died in prison in 1998 and 2015, respectively. MOVE is an eco-revolutionary group dedicated to liberation struggles.

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