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Why Feminists Should Care About the FBI’s Hunt for Assata Shakur

AFRICANGLOBE - Assata Shakur’s prosecution in 1973 did not happen in a vacuum. Since 1967, the FBI was both secretly and overtly working to “neutralize” what they considered “Black nationalist hate groups” like the Black Panthers. Shakur’s case was one of many where Black activists were investigated, pilloried in the media, and prosecuted on false evidence.

Joke: FBI Place Assata Shakur On List of Most Wanted Terrorists

AFRICANGLOBE - The reward for the capture and return of Assata Shakur a member of the Black Liberation Army convicted of murdering a New Jersey state trooper was doubled to $2 million on May 2, the 40th anniversary of the bloody gun battle.