“Delisha’s mother, Janet Africa, deserves to know where her child’s sacred remains are.”
How the Possession of Human Remains Led to a Public Reckoning at the Penn Museum
Philadelphia activists, UPenn students, and journalists contributed to the reckoning centering the museum’s holdings of the remains of MOVE bombing victims.
Penn Museum Apologizes for Holding Remains of MOVE Bombing Victims
The museum has not yet addressed demands to terminate the curator who was in charge of the remains.
Penn Museum Kept Remains of MOVE Bombing Victim; Now, Activists Call for Curator’s Firing
Janet Monge used the victim’s remains in an online course titled “Real Bones: Adventures in Forensic Anthropology.”
Controversy Erupts Over Penn Museum’s Possession of MOVE Bombing Victims’ Remains
The bones of Black Philadelphians killed in the 1985 airstrike have been kept at the museum for decades.