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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.

November 1979 - Assata Shakur (née Joanne Chesimard), a former member of Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, escapes from a New York prison to Cuba, where she remains under political asylum.

Kathleen Cleaver, Angela Davis, Elaine Brown, Assata Shakur

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

Kathleen Cleaver, Angela Davis, Elaine Brown, Assata Shakur, activists for the Black Panther Party.

50 Books That Every African American Should Read

50 Books That Every African American Should Read

Assata: An Autobiography about Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard)

Revolutionary Assata Shakur is escorted from Middlesex county jail, November 1973. Photograph: New York Daily News Archive

Assata Shakur: from civil rights activist to FBI's most-wanted

Revolutionary Assata Shakur is escorted from Middlesex county jail, November Photograph: New York Daily News Archive

"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.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Radical: Assata Taught Me

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Radical: Assata Taught Me

Assata Shakur Quote: "Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.

~ Assata Shakur

america-wakiewakie: “Update March According to Yahoo News, extraditing Assata Shakur from Cuba to the Untied States is “off the table”. When asked about calls for Cuba to extradite Assata,.

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?

What does Castro’s death mean for Assata Shakur?::Assata Shakur - Photo Source: instagram @halieselassie96

Former Black Panther Assata Shakur may be adversely affected by the recent death of Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro. Assata explains in her own words.

Angela Davis

Angela Davis: "What this country needs is more unemployed politicians." Her hair, not heated and straightened into the popular fashion, but proudly Afro set power trends, and helped define Angela as power icon. And she looked fabulous while doing it!