5 Things You Should Know About Assata Shakur

Posted by on May 3, 2013

 

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3. Assata Shakur was born Joanne Byron in Jamaica, Queens, New York City. She joined the Black Panther Party at age 23 after graduating college and changed her name when she joined the Black Liberation Army in 1970. During her time at the City College of New York, she participated in countless protests and sit-ins as part of the Civil Rights movement.

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