The man currently known as mumia abu-jamal was born as wesley cook in philadelphia in 1954 earned the nickname “the voice of the voiceless,” and he gave much positive coverage to the activities of move, a philadelphia-based black power cult that was formed in 1972 by vincent leaphart, aka john africa.
Mumia abu-jamal (born wesley cook april 24, 1954) is a political activist and journalist who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1982 for the 1981 murder of philadelphia police officer daniel faulkner he is a supporter of the move organization, and was also a member of the black panther party until. The man's name is mumia abu-jamal, born wesley cook, and the facts are these : in the first hours of dec 9, 1981, danny faulkner made a national public radio signed abu-jamal to do reports on prison life from behind bars but backed off when police groups protested leonard weinglass, a famed.
On may 3, this friday, at landmark theater's “ritz at the bourse,” philadelphia's native son, mumia abu-jamal, once known as wesley cook, comes home this time with his life story intact, unabridged, and sans the lies, innuendo, and mythical gibberish this is the city where on 9 december 1981 lives.
Mumia abu-jamal, originally wesley cook, (born april 24, 1954, philadelphia, pennsylvania, us), american journalist and political activist sentenced to death and then to life in prison for the 1981 murder of a police officer, daniel faulkner, in philadelphia.