Penn must be held accountable for holding remains of MOVE children.

  • Financial reparations to the families of Tree Africa and Delicia Africa for the continued harm and trauma caused by the University and the Penn Museum’s use of their remains as teaching tools, and by Coursera for their profits made from the abuse of these remains. If such financial reparations have already been made privately, we demand transparency around the University’s process for making them.
  • The termination of Janet Monge from her role as curator at the Penn Museum and faculty in the department of anthropology. You do not get to publicly handle the bones of deceased family members without the family’s permission and continue to work as a curator of physical anthropology.
  • The creation of a transparent, public investigation led by a community-elected investigator and funded by the University into the Penn Museum’s continued role in perpetuating anti-Blackness since its founding in 1887, and how these specific remains ended up in the Museum’s possession over the past 35 years. The Tucker Law Group’s current report fails completely to accomplish this: it does not offer a clear timeline of the movement of the remains from the Medical Examiner’s office to the Penn Museum; it does not account for institutional complicity beyond the behavior of a few individual actors, or how this “open secret” was allowed to exist for so long; and it tells us nothing new about the Museum’s theft and holdings of other human remains and material objects.

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