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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State correction officials disclosed in November that they had not run identity checks on Shakur’s visitors [] and that the three men and one woman who assisted in her escape had presented false identification to enter the prison’s visitor room, [] before which they were not searched.

InNew Jersey’s Kean University dropped hip-hop artist Common as a commencement speaker because of police complaints. I experienced so many emotions when reading this book. Retrieved on April 7, Furthermore, I felt as if suakur misspelling of America and the word “I” were too forced. This is a book about the misuse and abuse of power of the State.

Jurors openly confessed to the judge that they had seen much media coverage of the trial and had already decided she was guilty, and were not thrown off the jury.

Asszta serving a life sentence for murder she escaped from prison in She published this book from Cuba in The only alternative left was to fight for them, and we are going atobiography have to fight like any other people who have fought for liberation. I would recommend this book to someone who is an avid history buff, African-African Literature lover, or extremely fond of feminist narratives.


It would burn me up every time somebody talked about Black people climbing the ladder of success.

She was booked on charges of attempted robbery, felonious assaultreckless endangermentand possession of a deadly weapon, then released on bail. I was isolated from Black people growing up so I had no idea and still didn’t until the last few years, just how terribly the United States has treated anyone who is not considered white.

They purr at you cause you know how to roar and back it up with realness. Armed struggle can never zssata successful by itself; it must be part of an overall strategy for winning, and the strategy must be political as well as military Along with her general writing, it’s also her poetry that lights up the darkness inside.

As early asShakur referred to Joanne Chesimard as her ” slave name “. Sep 09, Aubrey rated it it was amazing Autobiogrsphy Selected pages Title Page. Her name deserves to live forever.

Assata Shakur was wrongfully imprisoned as part of the FBI and US government attacks on the autoniography organizations of people of color. She took a critical thinking approach to everything she did though her actions weren’t completely devoid of emotion.

All that strong blood. To hate someone, to discriminate against them, and to attack them because of their racial characteristics auhobiography one of the most primitive, reactionary, ignorant ways of thinking that exists.

Her inclusion on the FBI list, to me, is truly autobiograph, especially with distorted versions of her case presented without context, and it seems clear that there are larger political motivations here. In the beginning of this book it took me a few minutes to get used to her writing style.


Apr 24, Shanae rated it liked it. On May 2,Black Panther Assata Shakur aka JoAnne Chesimard lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper.

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I can’t imagine walking down the street and being automatically watched and judged. No trivia or quizzes yet.

David Spain, a pathologist from Brookdale Community Collegetestified that her bullet scars as well as X-rays supported her claim that her arms were raised, and that there was “no conceivable way” the first bullet could have hit Shakur’s clavicle if her arm was down. Once you study and really get a good understanding of the way the system in the United States works, then you see, without a doubt, that the civil rights movement never had a chance of succeeding.

Assata: An Autobiography

And Aswata has told the u. Paperbackpages. The quality of biographies and autobiographies is largely dependent upon the life lived by the individual and how the story is told.