Joanne Deborah Chesimard was her real name when she was born, but “Assata Olugbala Shakur” became a more well-known moniker. According to reports, Assata, a native New Yorker, is the first terrorist to be listed as The Guardian’s most wanted woman. Between 1971 and 1977, when she initially gained notoriety, she was involved in a number of crimes, including first- and second-degree murder, assault, and others, before being apprehended by law enforcement.
On the official FBI website of the United States, it is said that between 1971 and 1973, she was detained and accused of a number of offenses. She was accused of murder, robbery, kidnapping, and other crimes in 1973, however none of these claims were ever shown to be true because some of the cases were ultimately dismissed. She was once more charged with murder in 1977 and sentenced to life in prison; however, in 1979, she managed to break out. She escaped capture in 1984 and then got on a plane to Cuba, where she is still presently.
She rose to the top ten most wanted terrorists on the FBI’s list in 2013. We believe she is the first woman to be selected. At this point, Assata was 74 years old and had been hiding out for about 40 years.