Mutulu Shakur

Born Aug 8, 1950

Mutulu Shakur, is a former proponent of the Republic of New Afrika and a close friend of Geronimo Pratt. Shakur is best known for planning the infamous $1.6 million robbery of a Brinks armored truck in New York in which a guard and two police officers were killed. One of his accomplices in the holdup was Kathy Boudin, a member of the Weather Underground and a fugitive on the FBI's Most Wanted List for 11 years.… Read More

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1950 Birth Shakur was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 8, 1950, as Jeral Wayne Williams. … Read More


1970 19 Years Old In 1970, Shakur started working with the Lincoln Detox (detoxification) Community (addiction treatment) Program, which offered drug treatment to addicts using acupuncture vs the FDA approved drug methadone.


1976 25 Years Old Shakur became certified and licensed to practice acupuncture in the State of California in 1976.
1977 26 Years Old Shakur has six children, four biological (Mopreme, Ayize, Sekyiwa, Chinua) and two stepchildren (Tupac, Nzingha). Long time comrades and friends, Mutulu married Makini Shakur (née: Hearn) in 1977. They divorced in 1999. … Read More
1978 27 Years Old Eventually he became the program’s assistant director and remained associated with the program until 1978. … Read More


1982 31 Years Old …  While at large, on July 23, 1982 he became the 380th person added by the FBI to the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
1986 35 Years Old He was arrested February 12, 1986 in California by the FBI.
1987 36 Years Old Shakur and Buck were tried in 1987 and convicted on May 11, 1988.


2002 51 Years Old While in ADX Florence, he was visited by novelist Jonathan Franzen. The visit forms part of Franzen's essay "Control Units," which is included in his book of essays How to Be Alone, published in 2002.
2008 57 Years Old He is also featured on Season 3, Episode 10 of the television show 'American Gangster' featured on Centric and BET in 2008. … Read More


2016 65 Years Old Shakur's first parole date will be held on December 15, 2016.
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