Afeni Shakur was rounded up along with the rest of the Panther 21 in 1970 as part of a government raid intended to break the Black Panther Party. She and the others were found innocent after spending several years in prison. In 1971, while incarcerated, she gave birth to Tupac Shakur.
In 1941, the U.S. began to form a hand-picked army to fight in Europe; its troops were composed of artists, designers, actors, meteorologists, and sound technicians, and their true mission was not to fight, but to deceive the German army. Their props were inflatable tanks and pyrotechnics; their tools camouflage, “spoof” radio plays, special effects, and sonic deception. Their last “disappearing act” was to vanish from history. Officially they were the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops.