FBI's 'Most Wanted Terrorist' List: Assata Shakur

FBI's 'Most Wanted Terrorist' List: Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur, a black militant, was convicted of killing a New Jersey State Trooper in 1973. Last week, the FBI added Shakur to their “Most Wanted Terrorist” list, sparking questions about why a 40-year-old case is again making headlines.

In 1977, a black militant named Assata Shakur was convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper in a shootout on the New Jersey turnpike. She escaped from prison two years later and fled to Cuba, claiming political asylum. Last week, the FBI added her to their “Most Wanted Terrorist” list, sparking questions about why a 40-year-old case is again making headlines.

Guests

Jeffrey Ogbar

History Professor and Vice Provost for Diversity, University of Connecticut; Author, "Black Power and African American Identity" (Johns Hopkins Press)

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