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Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Saleem William Thompkins

October 19, 1954 - December 05, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Saleem William Thompkins. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

William "Saleem" Thompkins, 66, of Lansdowne, PA was born in Washington, D.C. on October 19, 1954 to the late Margaret (Koger) Thompkins and the late Vincent Thompkins, Sr. He graduated from Anacostia High School and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. As a young man, he was a Black Panther and deeply interested in Black nationalism and justice for the oppressed. This passion would eventually lead him to learning about and...  see more
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