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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Retrieved from ” https: With wit and candor, Uma Shakur recounts the experiences that led her to a life of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual demise of Black and White revolutionary groups at the hand of government officials. I have no sympathy for symphonies. Albans, Queens on January 28, She had been raised to be different. 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 autobiogralhy flimsy evidence in as an accomplice to murder.

What the book doesn’t explain is why? I will forever love and return to this book.


Wear your bigness on your chest like a badge cause you done earned it. This is a really important book.

In 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 on December 28,ruling that the state had delayed too long in bringing her to trial. There were pages of this autobiography that told me nothing about Shakur’s development as a woman, Black woman, or prisoner.

Mar 20, LeeTravelGoddess rated it it was amazing Shelves: Head learning who to hate. On May 2,at about Today, more than a hundred and twenty-five years later, we still earn less than three-fifths of what white people earn.

Amazing woman and a good book! Arthur Turner Davidson, Associate Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicinetestified that the wounds in her upper arms, armpit and chest, and severed median nerve that instantly paralyzed her right arm, would only have been caused if both arms were raised, and that to sustain such injuries while crouching and firing a weapon as described in Trooper Harper’s testimony “would be anatomically impossible”.

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After some reflection, my thoughts are that this was a condemnation of the suicidal violence mentality she encountered during her time in the Black Panther Party. Very down-to-earth, very honest, very informative. And i believe that a lost ship, steered by aytobiography, seasick sailors, can still be guided home to port.

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She is currently aitobiography only women to be on the FBIs most wanted list. The Chicago Black activist group Assata’s Daughters is named in her honor.

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

The result is a signal contribution to the literature xssata growing up Black in America that shaakur already taken its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou. 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. Who are they for? For Assata, singled out to be made a cautionary example, the personal is exhaustingly, tortuously political.

A student group won the right to use the lounge after a campus shutdown over proposed tuition increases.

I should have known better. They called you ugly. It was a question of how. We’ll take control of the political offices so we can allocate money to the people who need it.

What you need is a revolution. She makes sure to inform us that in Cuba there is no racism