HBO’s screening of 40 Years a Prisoner (March 4, 2023, St. Louis University)

UPDATE: While answering a question during the Q&A Session, asked by Michelle Smith Co-Director, Missourians to Abolish the Death Penalty, Mike Africa Jr. described how bodies of MOVE children were stolen after the 1985 bombing of the MOVE house in Philadelphia:

WHAT: Mike Africa Jr. will screen the 2020 HBO documentary, 40 Years a Prisoner. Mike Africa, Jr. is the star of the documentary. The film tells the story of his tireless efforts to secure the release of his parents, Mike and Debbie Africa, from prison following their arrest and 100-year sentence after the 1978 confrontation between police and MOVE in Powelton Village, Philadelphia.

WHEN: March 4th , 6:30 PM.

WHERE: SLU’s II Monestero Theatre, 3050 Olive St, St Louis

DONATIONS: Suggested donation of $10 dollars at the door. Donations of any size smaller or greater are welcome. No one will be turned away for the lack of funds. All proceeds will go to Mike Africa Jr. for making the trip to come to St. Louis.

WHO: The event is sponsored by:

SLU Center for Social Action
Global Justice Ecology Project
St. Louis University Prison Program
Organization for Black Struggle
Missourians to Abolish the Death Penalty
Tent Mission STL
Resist STL
Billiken 2 Billiken
STL Mutual Aid
Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression



Mike Africa, Jr. is a member of The MOVE Organization, a revolutionary, a conscious hip hop artist and a motivational resilience speaker who pushes his revolutionary message with his stage performances, tackling issues such as mass incarceration, police brutality, environmental protection and systematic oppression. His website can be found here.

Watch Mike Africa, Jr. speak about Revolutionary action  This video was shot by Global Justice Ecology Project’s Press Secretary, Steve Taylor, during the North American Forest and Climate Movement Convergence. It was convened by Global Justice Ecology Project, Shawnee Forest Defense! and the Indigenous Environmental Network in southern IL’s Shawnee National Forest from 11 – 14 October 2019.

Watch an interview with Mike Africa, Jr.  where he speak out in response to the apology for the 1985 bombing of a MOVE house which killed 11 including 5 children.

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