Page 1. Assata (Shakur),. An. Autobiography. Digitalized by. RevSocialist for. SocialistStories. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Author, Assata Shakur. Country, United States, Cuba. Language, English Assata: An Autobiography is a autobiographical book by Assata Shakur. Assata Olugbala Shakur is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted of the first-degree murder.

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Despite all of these injustices what shines through is her vibrancy, her love for her people, her love of life. Capitalism meant that rich businessmen owned the wealth, while socialism meant that the people who made the wealth owned it.

The United States Congress passed a non-binding resolution in Septemberasking Cuba for the return of Shakur as well as 90 fugitives believed by Congress to be residing in Cuba; House Concurrent Resolution passed —0 in the House and by unanimous consent in the Senate.

Within minutes some of her colleagues were dead, as was one of the cops and Assata original name Joanne Chesimard had her hand shot also. I have no sympathy for symphonies.

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A war between the races would help nobody and free nobody and should be avoided at all costs. Never let her out for exercise. Garden Sssata Bar Ass’n, U. This is one of the most riveting books I have ever read. You closed your eyes and neon spun inside your head cause it was dark outside. Albans, Queens on January 28, Shakur is not a perfect role model.

Edgar Hoover’s campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in as an sgakur to murder.

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Williams, a civil rights worker, who lived in Manhattan. I experienced so many emotions when reading this book.

Then he defined the u. Retrieved from ” https: What followed was a witch-hunt the likes of which I have not heard of which went on for years. If I ever get the chance to meet her, I’ll have to ask her about it. As of February 17,when Shakur was identified as one of four BLA members on a short trip to Chattanooga, Tennesseeshe was wanted for questioning along with Robert Vickers, Twyman Meyers, Samuel Shaakur, and Paul Stewart in relation to police killings, a Queens bank robbery, and the grenade attack.


Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

It appears that she did not do much in the BPP. An Autobiographywhich was written in Cuba. Xssata OctoberNew York State Superior Court Justice John Starkey dismissed murder and robbery charges against Shakur related to the death of Richard Nelson during a hold-up of a Brooklyn social club qutobiography December 28,ruling that the state had delayed too long in bringing her to trial.

She only covers what she is charged with and the nine criminal trials she attends while held in prison for four years, most asssta it in solitary confinement. Black NJ State Trooper Anthony Reed who has left the force sued the police force because, among other things, persons had hung posters of Shakur, altered to include Reed’s badge number, in a Newark barracks. Chesimard to Aid Security”. An Insider’s View of the N. Or are the police lying? Aug 27, Lulu rated it it was amazing.

The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley from a position on the defense counsel table autobiogrraphy visible to jurors. The Talking Drum Collective.


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I cannot do Shakur’s work justice with this review, but I know I will always remember this book for its rawness, its sincerity, and its chilling story of wrongful imprisonment, the appalling violations of human rights, and powerful words.

The life is a showing of how much black women are hated, mistreated and above all disrespected! Aside from Assata Shakur’s conviction in a joke of a trial for a murder she clearly did not commit has not been reversed. Nov 12, Chris Chapman rated it it was amazing Shelves: They are interested in holding on to their power, while i was interested in taking it away.

Freedom Fighter Assata Shakur “. After she ran away from home several times, her aunt who would later act as one of autobiographj lawyers, took shakkr in.

On December 21,Shakur was named by the New York City Police Department as autobiograpyh of four suspects in a hand grenade attack that destroyed a police car and slightly injured two patrolmen in Maspeth, Queens shaur a state alarm was issued three days after the attack when a witness identified Shakur and Andrew Jackson from Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI aasata.

Her inclusion on the FBI list, to me, is truly astonishing, especially with distorted versions of her case presented without context, and it seems clear that there are larger political motivations here.

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