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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jun 23, Shabneez rated it liked it. I find it very hard to trust biographies or autobiographies. Although the two must work together, they must have completely separate structures, and any links between the two must remain secret.

Trump specifically called for the return of “the cop—killer Joanne Chesimard”. You can tell that she has a great personality, filled with intense emotions.

Retrieved July 22, I have spent many days and nights behind bars thinking about this trial, this outrage. Very down-to-earth, very honest, very informative.

Her other texts in the book are a July 4, speech “To My People”which was broadcast on many radio stations, an exposition on the theory of “armed revolutionary struggle”, and many poems. According to Cleaver and Katsiaficas, the FBI and local police “initiated a national search-and-destroy mission for suspected BLA members, collaborating in stakeouts that were the products of intensive political repression and counterintelligence campaigns like NEWKILL”. For the first part of th This was a brilliant autobiography about an amazing and resilient woman.

Prior to reading Assata’s words, I knew very little about black nationalism from the perspective of a black nationalist. The students had chained and autobiograpphy the entrance to a college building to protest low numbers of black faculty and the absence of a black studies program.


Let Nobody Autobiograohy Us Around: Harper was wounded; Zayd was killed; Foerster was killed by Acoli. The largely Internet-based “Hands Off Assata! Three Black Women of the Sixties.

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Also the poem at the end about chopping off slave masters’ heads and putting arsenic in apple pies took me off a little. Olugbala means “savior” in Yoruba. Feb ’17 February Monthly Read: We have nothing to lose but our chains. Just today the New York Times ran a piece about kids being sent to juvie for minor sshakur.

Her name deserves to live forever. Sep 21, Melanie Page rated it liked it Shelves: Dec 11, Bryan rated it it was amazing. At the post-trial press conference, Kunstler blamed the verdict autoboigraphy racism, stating that “the white element was there to destroy her”.

We always started out talking about reform and ended up talking about revolution. What the book doesn’t explain is why? Shakur and four others including Fred Hilton, Avon White, and Andrew Jackson were indicted in the State Supreme Court in Bronx on December 31,on charges of attempting to shoot and kill two policemen—Michael O’Reilly and Roy Polliana, who were wounded but had since returned to duty—in an ambush in St.

May 21, Will rated it it was amazing Shelves: She also comments on violence against police, which we still see today. Want to Read saving…. BLA broke her out of prison and hid her for several years before she received political asylum in Cuba.

However, Appleby dismissed the second-degree murder of Zayd Shakur, as the New Jersey Supreme Court had recently narrowed the application of the law. Views Read Edit View history.

I also wish she had included how she had escaped from prison. Following controversy, inBorough of Manhattan Community College renamed a scholarship that had previously been named for Shakur. May 13, Carrie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Who are they for?

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An Autobiography 27 49 Feb 23, They gave you shit. Barone, the first assistant Middlesex County prosecutor directing the case for the stateWilliam Kunstler the chief of Shakur’s defense staff moved immediately for a mistrial, calling the eight-count grand jury indictment “adversary proceeding solely and exclusively under the control of the prosecutor”, unaa Kunstler accused of “improper prejudicial remarks”; Judge Theodore Appleby, noting the frequent defense interruptions that had characterized the autobiogrwphy days’ jury selection, denied the motion.


It’s the only way that makes sense to me, as what I love about Shakur is her constant promotion of love, of communication, of a fundamental “emotional” grounding of sociopolitical thought that is the antithesis of the ever abusive and ever splintering patriarchy. Assatq 11, Sunny rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is an autobiography of someone whose very self-respect is outlawed, who is denied recognition as a woman she was repeatedly incarcerated in male prisonswho has been quite absurdly painted as a violent extremist by a media evidently in thrall to state racism.

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Rhinocerous woman, big momma in a little world. Jun 27, Rowena rated it it was amazing Shelves: While I didn’t agree with everything she wrote, especially the need for an armed struggle, I felt the frustration that Shakur described.

A war between the races would help autobioyraphy and free nobody and should be avoided at all costs. The Communists and the Black Panthers, probably the two biggest threats the U. Long a target of J. What was the purpose? They called it pulling a train. African American portal Politics portal. And when she has a background check for a bookkeeping job that confirmed a resume full of B.