Mumia’s Birthday a Day of “Resurrection”

Mumia’s supporters call his birthday a day of resurrection

Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 12:00 am

By SAEED SHABAZZ
Special to the AmNews

On Sunday, April 24, political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal celebrates his 58th birthday. Suzanne Ross, co-chair of the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC), told the AmNews that “this is a day of resurrection for Mumia’s case,” referring to the fact that April 24 of this year is also being celebrated as Easter Sunday.

Before getting any deeper into the details surrounding the Philadelphia activist’s case, the AmNews must share an exclusive email from Julia Wright, daughter of famed writer Richard Wright, who lives in Paris, France. Five years ago, a small town called Saint-Denis defied the Fraternal Order of Police and a U.S. Congressional Resolution by naming a street after Mumia, known as rue Mumia Abu-Jamal. Julia Wright recalled a phone call she received: