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. Assata. An Autobiography. Assata Shakur With Forewords by Angela Davis and Lennox Hinds. New Edition. In her own words, the incredible. Assata Olugbala Shakur is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted Assata Shakur was born Joanne Deborah Byron, in Flushing, Queens, New York City, on July 16, She lived for three years with her mother.

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But what is refreshing about this book is the vulnerability and complexity that Assata offers the reader. She offers in this book a scathing indictment of the prison system autobiogdaphy system which has only grown aassata and more powerfuland of This book shzkur both a wonderful read, and extremely thought-provoking.

I do not understand a government so willing to spend millions of dollars on arms, to explore outer space, even the planet Jupiter, and at the same time close down day care centers and fire stations. Prisons are part of this government’s genocidal war against Black and Third World people. The short version of her story is that she was a former Black Panther and BLA member, convicted of murdering a New Jersey state trooper under highly dubious circumstances.

This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. Do we really need to know that she had this many lawyers for this case and So-And-So thought So-And-So who was white and from Jersey would be the “best” lawyer for this situation. Feb ’17 February Monthly Read: A war between the races would help nobody and free nobody and should be avoided at all costs.


Jul 22, Melodie rated it it was amazing. Judge Starkey said, “People have constitutional rights, and you can’t shuffle them around. There seemed to be quite a desire to convict without real due process of law.

And it was shining” -Assata Shakur By Assata Shakur i believe in living. Trooper Harper’s official reports state that after he stopped the Pontiac, he ordered Acoli to the back of the vehicle for Trooper Foerster—who had arrived on the scene—to examine syakur driver’s license.

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Davidson based autobioggaphy testimony on an August 4,examination of Shakur and on X-rays taken immediately after the shootout at Autoblography General Hospital. License plates alone would amount to millions. Conspiracy, robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon September 1, On it’s face this would seem to be the story of a life of a young black female revolutionary in the 70s.

Encyclopedia of African American History, to the Present: I loved that she shkaur stood up for herself even when death was eminent. Shakur converted to Roman Catholicism as a child and attended the all-girls Cathedral High School[8] for six months before transferring to public high school, which she attended until she dropped out.

It can only go so far. They gave you shit. She was given political asylum by Cuba, where she now resides. Uses authors parameter CS1 maint: It can be broken down. Hiltona co-defendant who shared assataa cell with Shakur during their trial for armed robbery in the Bronx of which both were acquittedis believed to be the father. Youngbloods ain’t got no blood to waste in no syringes, on no barroom floors, in no strange lands delaying other youngbloods’ freedom.

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Feb 11, Sunny rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 19, Adira rated it it was ok Shelves: Even if she was innocent of most of what she had been accused, I find it very hard to believe she was spotless.


Aside from Assata Shakur’s conviction in a joke of a trial for a murder she clearly did not commit has not been reversed. I should have known better.

I am SO happy that she now lives in Cuba, happy and liberated And, at worst, we see them die from drugs or oppression, shot down by police, or wasted away in azsata. Head learning who to hate. Castro did not refer to Shakur by name, but did describe a woman placed on the U.

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This book is also chock-full of historical tidbits you’ll never find shaakur any classroom. But i saw you yesterday with your back against the wall, muscles bulging against the chains, eyes absorbing truth.

Oct 10, Ciara rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Must read for any revolutionary. As she wisely teaches us: But as this books shows, from the moment she joined the Black Panthers, she was demonised. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I am compelled to review this autobiography so harshly that I am afraid I might make unfounded assertions about this memoir that may be completely false, but these are all my opinions.

They incarcerated her in a men’s prison in solitary confinement for months at a time without much mental stimulation. For the majority of Assata’s story, there seemed to be a wall up between her and her audience.