Assata - she who struggles Shakur - the thankful one
Assata Shakur was an active member of the Black Panthers, campaigner from the 1960s she was vocal in her opinions against The Veitnam war and a dedicated participate in the the black liberation and the student rights movements.
During the 1960s with powerful political eyes watching the movements of progressive organisations Assata Shakur was arrested and shot twice by the police and charged with murdering a police officer. Held under brutal circumstances in Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey In 1979 she was able to escape a maximum security wing and in 1984 surfaced to find political asylum in Cuba.
Assata has always vehemently denied killing the police officer and has fought hard to clear her name and highlight hers and fellow activist injustices notably Mumia Abu-Jamal.
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