A Harlem Street for Mumia Abu-Jamal!
Posted December 28, 2006. In October 2003, Mumia was made an Honorary Citizen of Paris, with luminaries such as his lawyer Robert R. Bryan, Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe and ex-political prisoner Angela Davis present. Abu-Jamal activists Julia Wright, Pam Africa and Suzanne Ross, as well as many others, also attended. In April 2006, a new street leading to the biggest sports stadion in Europe, the Nelson Mandela Stadion, was named after Mumia Abu-Jamal in the Parisian suburb of Saint Denis. All of this led to a furious campaign on the part of those bent on having Abu-Jamal executed to have these honors revoked. The Mumia support movement answered by a new campaign to name a street in New York's Harlem after Abu-Jamal. Here is what Princeton University theologist Mark Taylor has to say on the matter.