Afeni Shakur/ Alice Faye Williams was born on January 10, 1947, and died on May 2, 2016.
She was an American music businesswoman, philanthropist, political activist and Black Panther.
Afeni was the mother of the late rapper Tupac Shakur.
Shakur acted as her own criminal defense attorney after being accused of taking part in numerous bombings as a member of the Panthers.
One year following the death of Tupac, with the money made from Tupac’s posthumous albums, Afeni founded the Georgia-based Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, which provides art programs for young people, and Amaru Entertainment, the holding company for all Tupac’s unreleased material.
Reportedly she was in Federal Court on July 20, 2007, to file an injunction to prevent Death Row Records from selling any unreleased material from Tupac after the company failed to prove that the unreleased songs were not part of its bankruptcy settlement.
Also to her philanthropy work, Shakur traveled across the US, making guest appearances, lectures, and more.
Afeni gave the Keynote Address for Vanderbilt’s Commemoration for Black History Month.On February 6, 2007,
It was reported that the police and paramedics responded to a report of possible cardiac arrest at Shakur’s home in Sausalito, California.
Shakur was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Afeni Shakur passed away at 69 yrs old.