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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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Now I’m quite upset that I didn’t know about her sooner or that I hadn’t read her story when I was younger. Can I trust what she says? Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free.

The book is filled with facts about her incarceration and trials. May 13, Carrie rated it it was amazing Shelves: She spent a lot of time as a girl in North Carolina with her grandparents, though. As an American and a human it made me sick.

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The Chicago Black activist group Assata’s Daughters is named in her honor. Wikipedia somewhat filled me in. The judge in New Jersey was portrayed as racist singlehandedly rigged the trial and the system, though strangely enough she was exonerated anyways thought the brilliance of her lawyers among which was the famous William Kunstler.

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 autobiographhy, [] before which they were not searched. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.

They can see in your eyes a thousand nightmares that they have made come true.


Her advocacy for violence should not be condoned or accepted, but what happened to her in prison and in her life is just one story of the adversity that black people faced and continue to face in America. The schools we go to are reflections of the society that created them.

Assata: An Autobiography

We’ll take control of the political offices so we can allocate money to the people who need it. The Autibiography Herald published this article as “Fugitive a curiosity in Cuba”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The book made me question why the world is seemingly pushing for homogeneity when cultural diversity is a lot more interesting. Following controversy, inBorough of Manhattan Community College renamed a scholarship that had previously been named for Shakur.

Gagliardi denied a postponement, and the Second Circuit denied Shakur’s petition for mandamus. They were interested in supporting racist, fascist regimes in Africa while i was interested in seeing them overthrown.

An Autobiographywhich was written in Cuba. African American portal Politics portal.

Assata Shakur

I always feel there’s a streak of untruth to them. They did a lot that I admire. This is the compelling autobiography of one of America’s great modern New Afrikan revolutionary women. And i believe that a lost ship, steered by tired, seasick sailors, can still be guided home to port. The married life ended within a year; they divorced in December Retrieved 28 November Also the poem autobiograohy the end about chopping off autibiography masters’ heads and putting arsenic in apple pies took me off a little.

Williams, a civil rights worker, who lived in Manhattan. According to police, Shakur knocked on the door of a guest’s room, asked “Is there a party aseata on here? Shakur was identified as a political prisoner as early as October 8,by Angela Davis[] and in an April 3,New York Times advertisement purchased by the Easter Coalition for Human Rights. She was suspected of being the leader of the BLA cell and responsible for several bank armed robberies.


Nov 23, Maya B rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read about how huge the machinaries of government are and what can happen when it turns its full force against shaakur person or a small group of people.

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

While politicians take free trips around the world, those same politicians cut back food stamps for the poor. I was just thinking about this book, autobiotraphy I realized that it opened my eyes to much of the daily injustices that millions suffer from in my country.

I would love to have a conversation with her over dinner.

After reading about the hardships and outright racism Shakur faced during her years in limbo in America’s worst prisons and suffering sham trials, I understood more about the background of the protests, the black liberation movement, the Black Panthers, and the American court system in the s. What was most striking to me about the autobiography was the vicious police brutality and the blatant disregard for due process of law, her civil rights, and what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

I’m eternally grateful to Assata Shakur and her challenging autobiography.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? So hard to rate She was linked and accused of lots of completely random and unrelated events such as bank robbery and murder and cleared of all of those but the process took years and she was in and out of prison. Retrieved 14 March axsata She autobioography eventually broken out of prison and, later, fled to Cuba, where she was granted asylum and continues to live today.

Shakur was fervent advocate for civil rights for all people.


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