Black History Spotlight: ASSATA SHAKUR
Assata Shakur is a true revolutionary.
She fought for justice as a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Movement, before being falsely accused of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Refusing to be just another victim of COINTELPRO, Assata escaped from prison on November 2nd, 1979 and eventually found her way to Cuba, where she currently resides.
Today there is a one million dollar bounty on Shakur’s head; the FBI classifies her as a domestic terrorist.
Of course, we know the truth.
The truth is that Assata Shakur was committed to the liberation of Black people, making her a serious threat to the racist, capitalistic society within which she lived. So, like so many other Black freedom fighters, they tried their hardest to silence her.
But she will never be silenced as long as we continue to inform and educate our youth about Assata’s courageous life and revolutionary ideas.
Check out a fascinating documentary about her life and struggle — Eyes of the Rainbow – Assata Shakur — below!
What can we learn from Assata’s Shakur’s story?
How has her struggle inspired you?
Sound off below!