5 Things You Should Know About Assata Shakur


Until Thursday (May 2), hearing the words “woman” and “FBI most wanted” in the same sentence was a rarity, but Assata Shakur, the first woman to be added to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) terrorists list.

Since 1979, the social activist has been living in Cuba where she was granted political asylum after escaping prison. The self-proclaimed “20th century escaped slave” may be a trending topic, but few know her real story. Click through the pages to learn more about the revolutionary woman.

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