Flashpoint Encore: An enduring love story

Flashpoint with Cherri Gregg
Friday, February 14th
Encore of interview with newsmakers Debbie and Michael Africa Sr. The couple joined the MOVE organization in the 1970s and were part of the MOVE9 involved in the Rizzo-era altercation with Philadelphia Police. They, along with seven others, were sentenced to 30 to 100 years in prison for the August 8, 1978 shootout that ended with the death of Philadelphia Police officer James Ramp. Many have questioned the facts of that day, blaming the death of the officer on "friendly fire." After many years of working for their freedom, Debbie and Mike were paroled in June and October 2018, after spending roughly 40 years in prison. During their incarceration, the married couple stayed in contact. They renewed their vows with their children in April of 2019. Debbie and Mike discuss their enduring love story, how Debbie gave birth in a prison cell and the new life they are building today.