Assata: Exile since 1979  On May 2 1973, Black Panther activist Assata Olugbala Shakur (fsn) Joanne Deborah Chesimard, was pulled over by the New Jersey State Police, shot twice and then charged with murder of a police officer. Assata spent six and a half years in prison under brutal circumstances before escaping out of the maximum security wing of the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey in 1979 and moving to Cuba.

Assata Shakur (née Joanne Deborah Byron) - 1947 - Activiste de la cause noire américaine au Black Panther Party, puis Republic of New Africa. Réfugiée à Cuba.

Kathleen Cleaver, Angela Davis, Elaine Brown, Assata Shakur

30 Day Real Black History Challenge 2014 – Week Four (#30DayRBHC)

All you have to ask yourselves, who controls the government? And who are the victims of that control?" Assata Shakur

All you have to ask yourselves, who controls the government? And who are the victims of that control?" Assata Shakur

50 books every african american should read (really, everyone should read). via huffpost.

50 Books That Every African American Should Read

50 books every african american should read (really, everyone should read). via huffpost.

Assata Shakur, New York, Nouvelles Quotidiennes, Militants Des Droits Civils, La Prison Du Comté, L'histoire Afro-américaine, L'histoire Des Femmes, Esprits Criminels, Les Noirs

"I advocate revolutionary changes...an end to capitalist exploitation, the abolition of racist policies, the eradication of sexism and the elimination of political repression. If that is a crime, then I am totally guilty." — Assata Shakur

"I advocate revolutionary changes...an end to capitalist exploitation, the abolition of racist policies, the eradication of sexism and the elimination of political repression. If that is a crime, then I am totally guilty." — Assata Shakur

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