In this June 16, 2011 file photo, Afeni Shakur, mother of the late Tupac Shakur, attends the 2Pac 40th Birthday Concert Celebration in Atlanta. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)
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Born Alice Faye Williams, Shakur changed her name as an adult when she became politically active and joined the Black Panther movement. She was pregnant with Tupac in 1971 and incarcerated while she and other Panthers faced conspiracy charges that were later dismissed.She was the subject of Tupac Shakur's 1995 hit "Dear Mama," and fans on social media referenced the song in tweets and posts.Much of her life was consumed with keeping Tupac Shakur's legacy alive, including opening the now defunct Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Georgia. Tupac Shakur died in 1996 at age 25, the victim of a drive-by shooting.
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