Joanne Chesimard

Assata Olugbala Shakur as JoAnne Deborah Byron nee Chesimard is an African American activist and escaped convict who was a member of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and Black Liberation Army. Between 1971 and 1973, Shakur was accused of several crimes and made the subject of a multi-state manhunt. Chesimard is the first woman and just the 46th person named to the terrorism list since it was created after the 9/11 attacks. Chesimard is also the godmother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur.VideoVideo: 2013 A fugitive living under the name Assata Shakur (a step-aunt of Tupac) was added this morning to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list, the first woman to ever make the list.

Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur is a group formed c. 1973.
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