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Mike Africa Jr.

It took forty years for my parents to get out of prison, if I had given up, they would never gotten out! 

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Debbie Africa

Debbie Africa, member of The MOVE Organization was arrested in 1978 for a crime that she did not commit. At the time of her arrest she was 8 months pregnant with her son Mike Africa Jr. who she secretly gave birth to in her prison cell. After serving 40 years in prison, Debbie's son Mike takes his mother home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNjWZXHCOnc&t=513s

Michael Africa

Michael Africa, member of The MOVE Organization was arrested in 1978 for a crime that he did not commit.  After serving 40 years in prison, Michael's son Mike Africa Jr. takes his father home.

TeleSur Enlish https://youtu.be/7k4N41cWj88

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Mike & Debbie Africa Reunited!

first Hug in 40 years

Separated for 40 years due to an unjust prison sentence. Through prison, they stayed connected by writing letters, and passing messages through their kids and family’s. These childhood sweethearts remained together throughout 40 years of harsh prison conditions and upon released from prison, fell back into each other’s arms again. 

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They Got Married


Mike Jr.: “Dad, you’re home now. You’ve been in prison and restricted from things you've wanted for 40 years. now that you’re home, you can have anything in the world that you want, what do you want?”


Mike Sr.: “All I want, son, is to marry your mom.”


https://www.phillytrib.com/content/tncms/live/#h