Essay Topic 1
Shakur was born JoAnne Deborah Byron. Why did she change her name, and why did she believe that a new name fit her personality and beliefs better than her birth name?
Essay Topic 2
During one trial, a bank manager testified that Shakur was not the woman who robbed his bank. How and why were various Black revolutionaries, like Shakur framed for crimes they did not commit?
Essay Topic 3
During a traffic stop and shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike, Shakur’s rights were ignored as she lay bleeding by the side of the road. How were Shakur’s rights ignored both as she lay injured on the side of the road and when she was hospitalized?
Essay Topic 4
Shakur lived in the South with her grandparents when her mother was getting her college degree. There were places that Blacks were not allowed to go. What types...
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