On July 3rd, the New Black Panther Party’s national minister of culture, Baba Zayid Muhammad, will be among a sea of powerful performers celebrating Mumia’s victory over his death sentence!
“We fought long and hard for years to turn this ugly decadent date of injustice and repression on its head,” Muhammad exclaimed, who has been committed to the case since for 22 years.
“Now we must turn it into triumph and do whatever is necessary to free Mumia,” he finished.
The event, inspired by the legendary people’s performing group, Sweet Honey In The Rock, is simply called ‘We Who Believe In Freedom Cannot Rest Until Mumia Is Free!’
Baba Zayid, who will reenact the immortal Frederick Douglass’ classic speech ‘What to the American slave is Your 4th of July?, will join Jasiri X, the Welfare Poets, the Sargonites and the Universal Drum Ensemble and more for a rally and performances that will take place
At Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, located at 5th and Market from 12 noon to 6pm.
Revolutionary Journalist Mumia Abu Jamal was shot and framed for killing police officer Daniel Faulkner on December 9, 1981. He was sentenced to death by the infamous ‘hanging judge,’ the late Albert Sabo on July 3, 1982, in order for all participating jurors to be free to enjoy their holiday weekend. Mumia’s death sentence was vacated just months ago and is now at Frackwille Prison, serving a life sentence. Supporters and progressive forces are now pushing for volumes of exculpatory evidence to serve as the basis for the vacating of his conviction. July 3rd will mark the 30th anniversary of that gross injustice.
For more information, please call 267 760 7344…
THE NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY
NATIONAL MINISTRY OF CULTURE
PO BOX 25332
NEWARK, NJ 07101