Assata Shakur (1947 – ) Political Activist, Author, and #1 on America’s Most Wanted Terrorist List

 

“People are tried and convicted in the newspapers and on television before they ever see a courtroom.” -Assata Shakur

Since the 1960’s, Assata Olugbala Shakur has been fighting for the liberation of the racially oppressed. Ironically, it is the same oppression that has caused her to become the first female ever to be added to the FBI’s America’s Most Wanted Terrorist List.  Political activist, former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, and step-aunt to slane hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur,  her story is deeply cloaked in the struggle for systemic change.

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