Assata Shakur (2009)
20" x 26"
4-Color, Handprinted, screenprint Print, Archival Lennox Paper, Printed in Oakland, CA 2009
"We need the strong medicine of our foremothers to make us well again. We need their medicines to give us strength to fight and the drive to win.” –Assata
On May 2 1973, Black Panther activist Assata Shakur, was pulled over by the New Jersey State Police, shot twice and then unjustly charged with murder of a police officer. Assata spent six and a half years in prison under brutal circumstances before escaping out of the maximum security wing of the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey in 1979 and moving to Cuba in exile.