Wilson Goode accepts responsibility for MOVE bombing during impassioned remarks at street renaming
Former Mayor W. Wilson Goode Sr. stopped short Friday of apologizing for his role in the 1985 MOVE bombing that killed 11 people and destroyed a city block during impassioned remarks at the renaming of a West Philadelphia street in his honor.
Some 50 supporters – among them City Council members and clergy – had gathered near the 2400 block of 59th Street in Overbrook Farms for the unveiling of W. Wilson Goode Sr. Way. But the event was drowned out at times by protesters – some MOVE sympathizers angry that Goode had received such an honor, prompting the city’s first black mayor to defend his record.
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