Object title
Assata Shakur Built and performed by
Papel Machete Description
In Papel Machete’s Obama Express 2 the 1970s radical activist Assata Shakur parachutes into the Guantánamo Bay detention camp to rescue Frederick Douglass and Mumia Abu Jamal, and tells her story of struggle and resistance to Earl, the conductor of the Obama Express. Living Objects theme
Puppetry and Storytelling

Production title
Obama Express 1 & 2 Years created and used
2009 and 2015 Medium
Art board, fabric, synthetic hair Type of puppet
Flat cut-out puppet Dimensions
Height: 20.5”
Width: 12”
Depth: 1”