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MOVE Crisis

Identifier: 07-SE08
Scope and Contents On May 13, 1985, an ongoing conflict between the MOVE organization and the Philadelphia city government and police climaxed in an incident that claimed the lives of eleven MOVE members, destroyed sixty one homes and left 250 people homeless.� The photographs in the file chronicle the extent of the destruction resulting from the tactics employed against the MOVE organization by the city of Philadelphia.MOVE is a loose-knit, mostly black group whose members all adopted the surname...

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  • Subject: Philadelphia, PA - Race relations X