Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur Quotes

United States, Political Activist
July 16, 1947

Assata Olugbala Shakur (born JoAnne Deborah Byron, sometimes referred to by her married surname Chesimard) is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted of the first-degree murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster during a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973. Shakur was also the target of the FBI's COINTELPRO program, a counterintelligence program directed towards Black Liberation groups and activists.

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