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 is a autobiographical book by Assata Shakur. In the recording, Assata publicly described herself as a black revolutionary and. Assata Olugbala Shakur is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted In , she published Assata: An Autobiography, which was written in Cuba. Her autobiography has been cited in relation to critical legal.

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Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from prison. I feel that she wanted recognition even more than Black liberation but that’s just my opinion. I should have known better. Lo dicho, lectura obligatoria para aquellos a los que les interese el tema de la lucha negra por los derechos civiles. McClatchy Newspapers via Houston Chronicle. The story of how the hell this outrage came about and above all persists is necessary because it outlines so lucidly how shakue white supremacist capitalist state actively opposes the struggles for liberation and justice autobioraphy simply peaceful survival of African American people at all costs, whatever politicians say.

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The Miami Herald published this article as “Fugitive a curiosity in Cuba”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The book made me question why the world is seemingly pushing for homogeneity when cultural diversity is a lot more interesting.

Just because you believe in self-defense doesn’t mean you let yourself be sucked into defending yourself on the enemy’s terms How did she escape from Federal custody? I will forever love and return to this book. But her role according to her is more as a participant. They have to be based on the objective conditions and on what is the rational, unemotional thing to do.

The Chicago Black activist group Assata’s Daughters is named in her honor. The New York TimesSection 2, p.


Assata: An Autobiography

She didn’t write this book to try to convince the reader of her innocence. We’re autobiograpy about Vietnam in this quote. Nas listed her name in the booklet of his latest CD Untitled, among important black figures who inspired the album. The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley from a position on the defense counsel table easily visible to jurors. Views Read Edit View history.

The details of her syakur, thoroughly explicated for readers, are just downright boring.

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. Armed struggle can never be successful by itself; it must be part of an overall strategy for winning, and the strategy must be political as well as military It is at this point, with the questioning of Acoli, that the accounts of the confrontation assqta to differ see the witnesses section below.

But i saw you yesterday with your back against the wall, muscles bulging against the chains, eyes absorbing truth.

Following an August 23,bank robbery in Queens, Shakur was sought hsakur questioning. It can be broken down. It is our duty to win. See 1 question about Assata…. They also donated and distributed winter clothes to poor Black children.

BLA broke her out of prison and hid her for several years before she received political asylum in Cuba. Books by Assata Shakur.

Other editions – View all Assata: Apr 24, Shanae rated it liked it. Melvin Kearney, who died in from an eight-floor fall while trying to escape from the Brooklyn House of Detention, Twymon Myers, who was killed by police while a fugitive, and Andrew Jackson, the charges against whom were dismissed when two prosecution witnesses could not identify him in a lineup.

Her marriage is summed up in one pitiful paragraph. It was demonstrated that she had no powder residue on her hands, which she would have had if she’d pulled the trigger.

Most memorable to me, the BPP served free breakfast to Black children after reading a study that shows children who eat breakfast do better in school.


This I didn’t get at all. Lawrence Hill Books [1]. Her writing style is so subtle and nonchalant, yet so suburb. Her inclusion on the FBI list, to me, is truly assats, especially with distorted versions of her case presented without context, and it seems clear that there are larger political motivations here.

They say you’re crazy cause you not crazy enough to kneel This is perhaps so far the greatest book I’ve read in a long, long time.

You can not force change from the outside in, but effective change, without sacrificing your life, takes place from the inside, out! Simply put, as a woman, I found more to relate to, and connections such as these in any intersectional social justice context are worth the world. War against Black Revolutionaries. Shakur changes the “c’s” in “court” and “America” to “k’s” but this is done so sporadically that I do not know if spelling is significant to Shakur.

What this woman handled in her time put me in a similar frame of mind as to when I read A Lightless Sky ; one of sheer gratitude.

This, we never learn. Another favorite was her decrying of social justice people “fixing” things for others, when the right way of supporting those in different situations is to be receptive to their ideas, have faith in their abilities, and offer aid only when asked. Not only is she living proof of how far the United States needs to go before I’ll even begin to contemplate an inkling of “trust”, here in this autobiography she is candid, she is funny, she is intelligent and brave and strong beyond belief.

The largely Internet-based “Hands Off Assata! Wikipedia explains that the car was stopped for a broken tail light and slight speeding.