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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Sep 09, Aubrey rated it it was amazing Shelves: She was an absentee mother, I do not understand why she allowed Kamau to impregnate her while they both were in prison.

Every group fighting for freedom is bound to make mistakes, but whakur you study the common, fundamental laws of armed revolutionary struggle you are bound to make unnecessary mistakes. It happened to girls who were at the wrong place at the wrong time. This book is full of stories – the subtlety not of the FBI that enjoyed tapping her phone so much that they paid her phone bill to keep it live months and months after she quit paying it.

Not only is she living proof of assaata 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.

On it’s face this would seem to be the story of a life of a young black female revolutionary in the 70s. Following controversy, inBorough of Manhattan Community College renamed a scholarship that had previously been named for Shakur. And almost had you believing that shit.

She said that her aunt wutobiography “very sophisticated and knew all kinds of things. She glosses over the corruption and greed and pride that destroyed the organization, being very vague about details that led to her negative experience in the BPP, though she left the organization on, what I would call, bad terms.

Bachman in Middlesex County.

BUT he was able to persuade her to have unprotected sex with him in a filthy assats And her significance in the lives of the members of the BPP on both the west coast and in New York, is seemingly nonexistent because, according to Shakur, none of her projects were ever completed.


Assata: An Autobiography

All that angry blood flowing through your veins toward tomorrow. Per Assasta they did things like make her take photographs in a wig that looked a lot like the photo of bank robbers and then say indisputably that she was present. Retrieved from ” https: Shakur was acquitted on two bank robbery charges, an armed robbery charge, a murder charge, and a kidnapping charge.

A condition of making a new deal between the United States and Cuba is the release of political prisoners and the return of fugitives from justice. Once you’re in prison, there are plenty of jobs, and, if you don’t want to work, they beat you up and throw you in the hole. She testified that she remained there until State Troopers dragged her onto the road.

As long as you’ve got a system with a top and a bottom, Black people are always going to wind up at the bottom, because we’re the easiest to discriminate against. She didn’t write this book to try to convince the reader of her innocence. Davidson based his testimony on an August 4,examination of Shakur and on X-rays taken immediately after the shootout at Middlesex General Hospital. Culture — Assata Shakur I must confess that waltzes do not move me. All that rich blood.

We see our children frustrated at best. They are interested in holding on to their power, while i was interested in taking it away. Those who believe that the president or the vice-president and the congress and the supreme kourt run this country are sadly mistaken.

Shakur later wrote teachers seemed surprised when she answered a question in class, as if not expecting black people to be intelligent and engaged, and what she was taught a sugar-coated version of history that ignored the oppression suffered by people of color, especially in the United States.

We have nothing to lose but our chains. Windsor Press and Publishing.

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On May 2,Black Panther Assata Shakur aka JoAnne Chesimard lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. If every state had to pay workers to do the jobs prisoners are forced to do, the salaries would amount to billions.


She only covers what she is charged with and the nine criminal trials she attends while held in prison for four years, most of it in solitary confinement. I feel that she wanted recognition even more than Black liberation but that’s just my opinion. However, note that she was targeted by the FBI during a time when J. Shakur was charged with two bank robberiesthe kidnapping of a Brooklyn heroin dealer, the attempted murder of two Queens police officers stemming from a January 23,failed ambush, and eight other felonies related to the Turnpike shootout.

First-degree murder, second-degree murder, atrocious assault and battery, assault and battery against a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to kill, illegal possession of a weapon, and armed robbery May 2, Shakur isn’t making any confessions here. If I ever get the chance to meet her, I’ll have to ask her about it. Attempted armed robbery at Statler Hilton Hotel April 5, I’m getting better, but until I can fully shake off the refuse of a previous generation’s standards of evaluation, works like these that put those posts down on paper are a gift.

References to this book The Singular Self: Capitalism meant that rich businessmen owned the wealth, while socialism meant that the people who made the wealth owned it. This book is also chock-full of historical tidbits you’ll never find in any classroom. Due to the possibility of miscarriagethe prosecution successfully requested a mistrial for Shakur; Acoli’s trial continued.

The list goes on. The New York TimesSection 2, p.

Seeing as how I keep track of events in Ferguson via Twitter and Tumblr due to the distortions of media blackouts, I can attest to this in full.

She lives in Cuba under political asylum. The whole thing boiled down to shakir simple equation: