Alberta Africa is the matriarch of the MOVE cult, which, during a confrontation, was firebombed by Philadelphia police in 1985. Seven years later, a man by the name of John Gilbride married her. They had a child, then split up—and when Gilbride wanted to see his son, he ended up dead.
A two-part series in the Philadelphia Inquirer tells this fascinating story of sociopathic seduction, manipulation and rage. Read the articles by Monica Yant Kinney:
A son slain, he fears he’s lost a grandson to MOVE, on Philly.com.
Murder of ex-MOVE member remains a mystery, on Philly.com.