This week we are talking about Assata Shakur and her revolutionary life story. Specifically, we ask the question: How did a black woman, political activist, mother and grandmother become the first woman ever put on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list and why? What are the hidden gender, race and class politics around this story and how can we begin to unpack them? What are the implications of her story for black women in the United States and elsewhere?
We will begin our discussion by talking about her life, her involvement with the Black Liberation Movement in the United States and her exile in Cuba. What is it about this black woman revolutionary that makes her such a threat to our national and international order?
Assata Teach-In Site - http://assatateachin.com
"Feminist We Love: Assata Shakur", The Feminist Wire (assigned)
"An Introduction to TFW's Forum on Assata Shakur", The Feminist Wire (assigned)
"Guided Home to Port: Assata Shakur, State Terror, and Black Resistance", The Feminist Wire
Rachel-Marie Crane Williams's Comic on Assata Shakur (below...from assatateachin.com):