Inmate AM-8335, Prison Radio’s most prolific reporter, has been known by many names. The name his mom gave him, “Wesley Cook.” Then he became known as the “Voice of the Voiceless” by thousands who have heard his truth telling journalism, and now he is
and also known worldwide as: “Mumia Abu-Jamal.” As a young man taking a Swahili class at Benjamin Franklin High School on North Broad St. in Philadelphia, he became “Mumia.” Later he added “Abu” which means ‘father of’ and “Jamal”, the name of his first born child.
He grew up in the projects of North Philadelphia. A lover of books, a reader of history, and a sociable youngster, he was drawn to the Black Power movements that were sweeping Black America in the late 60’s. Mumia’s political consciousness developed along with his jounalism career…
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