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us: Abu-Jamal, Mumia



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    • found: Live from death row, c1995: CIP t.p. (Mumia Abu-Jamal)
    • found: Death blossoms, c1997: CIP t.p. (Mumia Abu-Jamal) data sheet (b. 04-24-1954)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed October 16, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Abu-Jamal, Mumia; Wesley Cook; radio journalist, organization founder/official; born 24 April 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; helped found the Philadelphia chapter of the Black Panther Party and became its lieutenant of information (1969); studied at Goddard College in Vermont, but did not graduate; worked on assignments for Philadelphia radio stations (1974); his reporting aired on National Public Radio, National Black Network, Mutual Black Network, and Associated Press Radio; elected president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists; convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death (1982); few days before his scheduled execution, the death warrant was vacated (1995); second death warrant was vacated (1999); through distance learning he obtained a BA from Goddard College and an MA from California State University-Dominguez Hills while at State Correctional Institution at Greene (Pa.); published articles in the Nation and the Yale Law Journal and delivered recorded commencement addresses at several liberal arts colleges; the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed its 2008 ruling to vacate the death sentence because Abu-Jamal's sentencing hearing had been unfair (2010); the Philadelphia District Attorney's office then petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to resinstate the death penalty, but in October 2011 the highest court refused to hear that appeal; the District Attorney's office announced that it would abandon its effort to execute Abu-Jamal (2011); he was released to the general prison population to serve life sentence)
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