Let the Fire Burn Documentary Screening this Wednesday

The Georgia State Greatest MINDS Society and other GSU groups are screening the documentary film, Let the Fire Burn, in the Student Center Speaker’s Auditorium this Wednesday, June 10, starting at 5:00pm and followed by a discussion led by GSU Sociology Professor Dr. Deirdre Oakley and GSU African-American Studies Professor Dr. Michael Simanga. A reception with food will follow the screening/discussion.

Let the Fire Burn describes the conflict between the Black Power group MOVE and the people and city government of Philadelphia, culminating in the armed standoff of May 13, 1985, in which one police officer and eleven MOVE members were killed, ending when Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on the row house that served as MOVE headquarters.” (from catalog record)

Also check out some of these GSU Library resources about MOVE and the incidents surrounding and resulting from that day in May:

The Let the Fire Burn DVD will also be available for check out at the GSU University Library once the screening is complete.

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Librarian for Sociology, Anthropology, & Gerontology
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One Response to Let the Fire Burn Documentary Screening this Wednesday

  1. Siddartha says:

    It seems from the name that It will be an exciting Documentary. After reading this article i came to the point that the story is so painful ..