Site Of MOVE Bombing To Get Historical Marker


JOHN DICKERSON SUNDAY MORNING AT 10:30 RIGHT HERE ON CBS-3. SITE OF THE 1985 MOVE BOMBING IN COBBS CREEK WILL SOON GET A PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL AND MUSEUM COMMISSION MARKER. THE GROUP TO PUSH FOR HISTORICAL MARKER MAY SURPRISE YOU. CHERRI GREGG FROM OUR SISTER STATION KYW NEWS RADIO HAS MORE. REPORTER: IT WAS MAY 13TH, 1985 WHEN A POLICE HELICOPTER DROPPED AN EXPLOSIVE ON THE OWES AGE AVENUE ROW HOME WHERE MEMBERS OF THE RADICAL BACK TO NATURE GROUP MOVE WERE BARRICADED. RESULTING FIRE DESTROYED 61 HOMES AND KILLED 11 PEOPLE, INCLUDING FIVE CHILDREN. THE CHILDREN, YOUNGER AND OLDER THEN US WERE KILLED BY A BOMB THAT WAS DROPPED BY POLICE AND STUFF. THEY DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHY. REPORTER: MEET ELA, HANNA, IISHTAR AND DAVID. I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY COULD DO THAT. REPORTER: THESE CURRENT AND FORMER STUDENTS MAKE UP SONGS OF THE CHILDREN, ANTI VIOLENCE GROUP, AFTER LEARNING ABOUT MOVE LAST MAY, TEACHER KAREN FALL COME TOOK THE GROUP TO OSAGE AVENUE. THE HOUSES LOOK WORN DOWN. THEY WERE NOT REBUILT WELL. REPORTER: WHAT STOOD OUT WAS WHAT WAS MISSING A MEMORIAL THAT TOLD WHAT HAPPENED. WE WERE LIKE, HOW ABOUT WE HAVE A HISTORICAL MARKER. REPORTER: THEY GOT 200 SIGNATURES AND FILLED OUT LENGTHY APPLICATIONS FOR HISTORICAL MARKER, THE PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL AND MUSEUM COMMISSION GAVE APPROVAL, IN MARCH. THE MOVE BOMBING MARKER WILL BE PLACED AT CORNER OF OSAGE AND COBBS CREEK PARKWAY, IT WILL SUMMARIZE THE 1985 TRAGEDY INCLUDING PARTICIPATION OF THE CITY, STATE POLICE AND FBI. IT IS REALLY EMPOWERING AND IT MAKES ME FEEL HAPPY. REPORTER: THEY LAUNCHED A GO FUND ME FOR JUNE 24TH DEDICATION AND DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THEIR WORK. I REALLY WANT TO SHOW THAT IT IS OUT THERE AND THAT THIS HAPPENED. REPORTER: THE KID, NO MATTER THEIR AGE. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. REPORTER: BY TAKING ACTION THAT MAKES CHANGE. CHERRI GREGG FOR KYW NEWS

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