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Abu-Jamal, Mumia (1954-)

  • By: Amanda K. Cox
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Mumia Abu-Jamal was born Wesley Cook on April 24, 1954, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An award-winning African American journalist and political activist who has contributed to dozens of newspapers, written several books, and hosted his own radio show, Abu-Jamal is currently a ...

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