Kuwasi Balagoon

December 22, 1946 — December 13, 1986

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Kuwasi Balagoon (December 22, 1946 – December 13, 1986), born Donald Weems, was a New Afrikan anarchist and a member of the Black Liberation Army. After serving in the U.S. Army., his experiences of racism within the army led him to tenant organizing in New York City, where he joined the Black Panther Party as it formed, becoming a defendant in the Panther 21 case. Sentenced to a term of between 23 to 29 years, he escaped from Rahway State Prison in New Jersey and went underground with the BLA in 1978. In January 1982, He was captured and charged with participating in an armored truck armed robbery, known as the Brinks robbery (1981), in West Nyack, New York, on October 20, 1981, an action in which two police officers, Waverly Brown and Edward O'Grady, and a money courier (Peter Paige) were killed. Convicted of murder and other charges and sentenced to life imprisonment, he died in prison of pneumocystis pneumonia, an AIDS-related illness, on December 13, 1986, aged 39.

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Kuwasi Remembered The following memories and poems appeared in the 1999 first edition of A Soldier’s Story. In Memory of Kuwasi Balagoon, New Afrikan Freedom Fighter David Gilbert, December 15, 1986 When i think of Kuwasi, i think of the word “heart.” No, i got that backwards. When the term “heart” comes up i think of Kuwasi, because he epitomized it so beautifully—but of course he also lived and expressed many other fine qualities. “Heart” has two distinct meanings: one is great courage; the other is great generosity. Kuwasi was an outstanding example of both. People at this commemoration[91] are aware of Kuwasi’s core identity as a New Afrikan Freedom Fighter. His political ac... (From: TheAnarchistLibrary.org.)

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December 22, 1946
Birth Day.

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December 13, 1986
Death Day.

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