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Hung Tuesday on a pillar on the east side of Schapiro Hall facing south.

Who is pictured? Assata Shakur? Angela Davis? The slogan seems to be original.

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#1 Comment By frank uible On March 14, 2019 @ 1:43 pm

High stakes? Looks like a brick wall to me!

#2 Comment By Snowed In On March 14, 2019 @ 2:41 pm

It’s Assata Shakur. A similar poster on Hollander verifies the identity of the subject.

I for one think Williams could use more posters featuring persons on the FBI most wanted terrorist list.

#3 Comment By 89’er On March 14, 2019 @ 10:51 pm

Am I missing something?

I did not see the individual you mentioned on the attached link.

#4 Comment By John Drew On March 15, 2019 @ 4:36 am

I can’t think of much that would be more hateful or evil than celebrating the life of Assata Shakur. Imagine what it would be like to be a student at Williams who is also the son or daughter of a law enforcement officer. Imagine how you would feel when you see a poster that is basically celebrating the life of a radical Marxist Black Panther Party (BPP) member who targeted law enforcement officers for assassination.

In the early 1970s Shakur joined a BPP offshoot known as the Black Liberation Army (BLA), a violent group that was tied to the murders of more than ten police officers nationwide between 1970-73. As Jordan Schachtel writes in Conservative Review, BLA was “a splinter group comprised of the most radical members of the Black Panthers,” and Shakur herself “was the leader of a notorious New York City BLA cell that hunted down police officers for brutal assassinations.” According to former Assistant FBI Director John Miller, Shakur was “the soul of the Black Liberation Army.”

Because of her involvement with BPP and BLA, Shakur became a target of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO) and thus went into hiding in the early ’70s. While underground, she was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List because of her involvement in three bank robberies, the kidnapping and murder of two drug dealers, and the attempted murder of two policemen.

Assata Shakur

It would probably be a good idea for the students at Williams who have law enforcement officers in their families to organize a protest and point out why idolizing Assata Shakur is misguided and dangerous. It might be good to invite some of her victims to campus too. The students who put up this poster should have an opportunity to meet these victims face-to-face and learn the truth about Shakur’s painful, twisted legacy.

#5 Comment By fendertweed On March 15, 2019 @ 9:22 am

How about so-called “conservative” types who follow twats like Dylan Roof, new Nazis, etc.

Johnny, you’re a myopic one-note Johnny …

#6 Comment By Snowed In On March 15, 2019 @ 2:49 pm

89’er, her birth name is Joanne Chesimard.