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    FBI Wanted Posters (3). Includes:

    Hubert Geroid Brown FBI Wanted Poster
    10.5" x 16"
    Washington, D.C.; May 5, 1970

    A wanted poster issued by the FBI for the arrest of Brown. According to the poster, Brown is accused of "Interstate Flight - Arson - Inciting a Riot - Failure to Appear", and his various aliases are listed, along with a physical description and the warning that he "may be armed and should be considered dangerous." With mugshots taken from 1967.

    Joanne Deborah Chesimard FBI Wanted Posters (2)
    11" x 17" and 8.5" x 13"
    Washington, D.C.; May 31, 1983 and July 30, 2004

    Wanted posters issued by the FBI for the arrest of Chesimard. According to the posters, she was accused of "Interstate Flight - Murder", detailing that, "Chesimard has been convicted of murder". The posters include physical descriptions and the warning that the public should "consider Chesimard armed, extremely dangerous and an escape risk." With mugshots taken from 1979, 1980, and other unknown dates.

    Joanne Deborah Chesimard, also known as Assata Olugbala Shakur, was charged with the first-degree murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in 1973 during a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike. She was wounded during the shootout, and taken to Middlesex General Hospital. In the following years, from 1973 to 1977, Chesimard was indicted ten times and put on trial seven different times for various crimes. Eventually she was re-tried in 1977 for the murder of Trooper Foerster and this time was convicted. She was sentenced to life in prison, and was kept in solitary confinement for 21 months. On November 2, 1979, Chesimard escaped Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey, and fled to Pittsburgh, where she stayed until August 1980. From there she escaped to the Bahamas. She finally reached Cuba in 1984 and was granted political asylum. Numerous extradition attempts were made by the government, and in 2013, the FBI added her to a list of "most wanted terrorists".

    Condition: Varying degrees of toning and soiling, with creasing on all posters from folding. All three of the posters have holes either punched into the top edge or left vertical edge for filing purposes. Else, good.


    More Information:

    Hubert G. Brown was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement and later became a religious leader. In 1967, he was made chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. At the same time, Brown was secretly targeted by the FBI's COINTELPRO program, and was suspected to be involved in the alleged riot of 1967 in Cambridge. In 1970, he was to be tried for this involvement, but the courthouse was bombed and Brown disappeared for 18 months. Brown was then put on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List.



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