"Dear Mama" shares an illuminating saga of mother and son Afeni and Tupac Shakur. Afeni Shakur was a revolutionary, an intellect and a voice for the people. She became a feminist darling of the 1970s and was a female leader in the movement amidst the macho milieu of the Black Panther Party. Tupac was a rapper and poet and a political visionary and philosopher who became known as one of the greatest rap artists of all time. In addition to becoming a global sex symbol and media favorite for his outspoken and sometimes outrageous antics, he would eventually become the poster child for modern Black activism. Their story chronicles the possibilities and contradictions of the United States from a time of revolutionary fervor to hip-hop culture's most ostentatious decade.