Labor & youth delegates meet Assata Shakur
Workers World, 14 August 1997
On Aug. 3, delegates from the U.S./ Cuba Labor Exchange and the International Festival of Youth and Students met in Havana with former Black Panther leader Assata Shakur. Shakur, a former U.S. political prisoner, was given asylum in Cuba after escaping from prison in the United States.
Shakur was introduced by the Rev. Lucius Walker, national director of Pastors for Peace. She spoke to delegates about her struggles in the United States, how she became involved in the movement, and the support she has received in Cuba.
--Joe Piette & Mary Owen
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