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Shows featuring Assata Shakur

  • Assata Shakur in Her Own Words: Rare Recording of Activist Named to FBI Most Wanted Terrorists List Assata_shakur_2
    The FBI has added the former Black Panther Assata Shakur to its Most Wanted Terrorists list 40 years after the killing for which she was convicted. Born Joanne Chesimard, Shakur was found guilty of shooting dead a New Jersey state trooper during a gunfight in 1973. Shakur has long proclaimed her innocence and accused federal...
    May 03, 2013 | Story
  • Former Black Panther Assata Shakur Added to FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List

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    The FBI added Assata Shakur to its Most Wanted Terrorist List today. Shakur becomes the first woman ever to make the list and only the second domestic terrorist to be added to the list. Shakur is a former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army. In 1998, Democracy Now! aired a rare recording of Shakur...
    May 02, 2013 | Blog Post
  • Assata Shakur, Former Black Panther in Cuba
    Several weeks ago, New Jersey state troopers sent Pope John Paul II a letter asking him to call for the extradition of Assata Shakur, formerly known as Joanne Chesimard. Shakur, who was a member of the Black Panther Party, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the 1973 murder of a New Jersey state trooper. In 1973 she broke out from prison and now lives in exile in Cuba. In an open...
    January 22, 1998 | Story