Image of the Assata Shakur mural that was taken down at Marquette University
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A mural of Assata Shakur has been removed from Marquette University after a professor noticed it on the school's Facebook page.

Suspended professor John McAdams contacted the school Monday after noticing the mural with the Shakur quote, "No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them," on the student union's Gender and Sexuality Resource Center page. 

"I didn't do any brilliant investigative journalism," McAdams told WISN-TV. "I just read the Facebook page."

Marquette University issued a statement calling the mural "extremely disappointing":

Our university's senior leadership just became aware of a mural that was created and displayed in a remote area of campus. This is extremely disappointing as the mural does not reflect the Guiding Values of Marquette University. It is being removed immediately. We are reviewing the circumstances surrounding the mural and will take appropriate action.


Shakur (then known as Joanne Chesimard) "was convicted in the 1973 murder of a New Jersey state trooper and sentenced to life in prison. She escaped prison in 1979 and later fled to Cuba, where she is thought to still be living," according to Yahoo News.

Shakur has gained national attention in recent months since President Barack Obama eased relations with Cuba, causing many to question whether Shakur will be handed over to the U.S. to finish her sentence. The Cuban government has been steadfast in its position that Shakur was given political asylum and will not be extradited.   

According to Yahoo News, Marquette suspended McAdams in December after he supported a student who allegedly made homophobic statements during a discussion of same-sex marriage.


"Like the rest of academia, Marquette is less and less a real university. And when gay marriage cannot be discussed—certainly not a Catholic university," McAdams wrote on his blog, according to Yahoo News.

The FBI is still offering up to $1 million for Shakur's capture.

Read more at WISN-TV and Yahoo News.