By Paul Russell
11/26/2002 3:32:34 AM
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The mother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur has donated $15,000 to her former elementary school.
Afeni Shakur presented the check to W.H. Knuckles Elementary School on Saturday before attending a benefit golf tournament she organized to raise money for new playground equipment and a fence at the school.
The event raised about $2,500.
"Ms. Shakur approached us about this," said Susan Blackmon, the school's principal. "This was strictly voluntary on her part. She wanted to make a contribution to the school and to the community."
W.H. Knuckles is a pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade school in south Lumberton. The school, built in 1912, is the only year-round school in Robeson County.
Shakur attended W.H. Knuckles until the sixth grade. She and her family moved to New York, where she attended the Performing Arts High School in Manhattan. She still has family in Robeson County.
Shakur recently produced a double album of her son's unreleased songs. The proceeds from the album, called "Better Dayz," will go to the Tupac Shakur Foundation, which provides training to aspiring artists.
Tupac Shakur was gunned down in September 1996 in Las Vegas.
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