Jihad Abdulmumit (he/him) is the Chairperson of the National Jericho Movement, which supports political prisoners in the United States and campaigns to win their freedom. He is a community activist, motivational speaker, playwright, and retired health care provider. Jihad was a domestic political prisoner and prisoner of war and served 23 years of his life in prison for his involvement in the Black Liberation Movement. He joined the Black Panther Party at sixteen and eventually went underground in the Black Liberation Army.
Jihad is also sits on the Coordinating Committee of the Spirit of Mandela Coalition and is one of the key organizers of the 2021 International Tribunal held at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in New York which charged the United States government with the genocide of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people. An international panel of nine jurist found the US guilty of genocide in violation of the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Finally, Jihad is a member of the Muslim community, the Jama’at of the Sheu Uthman dan Fodio of West Africa, and he lives in Atlanta, Georgia.