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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Amazing woman and a good book! When black jurors were found, they would often beg off, being generally poor and not being dhakur to afford the time off work. I did find it odd that, after all this great material, that Shakur went back and emphasized how the revolutionary struggle must be scientific in order to avoid emotional compromise, in other words emphasizing the very “objectivity” preached by every tendril of the patriarchy.

One of the most honest and touching autobiographies I have read. Three Black Women of the Sixties.

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The prison conditions in America are ridiculous, racist, and horrifying. The life is a showing of how much black women are hated, mistreated and above all disrespected!

InShakur became the subject of a nationwide manhunt after the FBI alleged that she led a Black Liberation Army cell that had conducted a “series of cold-blooded autoniography of New York City police officers”.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Uatobiography. You read your bible but god never came.

Long a target of J. Head learning who to hate. And Cuba has told the u.

As an added bonus, you get a small glimpse at Cuban society in the final chapters of the book, which Assata presents as a potential alternative to the U. Eventually she escaped from prison and escaped to Cuba where she has been living in hiding, ever since. The whole running away from home, in the beginning and the getting pregnant while being under arrest.

Assata Shakur

That was one of the big problems in the Party. The parts on Wikipedia that make her sound like a violent criminal are not included in the book. How did she survive? The list goes on. I’m eternally grateful to Assata Shakur and her challenging autobiography.

Just sit back and do nothing? 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. 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.


Following an August 23,bank robbery in Queens, Shakur was sought for questioning. I read this book to see what her influence was and I turned up with nothing. Shakur stated that she feared their child, should autoboigraphy get pregnant, would not be well taken care of and she also feared that her child would endure great hardship in this world, therefore, she wanted to avoid a sexual relationship with him. Everywhere in her autobiography is emphasis on solidarity, love, and commitment to any and all in the mutual struggle, something every sociopolitical tract concerning human rights could learn from.

African Americans in the Twenty-first Century. Following controversy, inBorough of Manhattan Community College renamed a scholarship that had previously been named for Shakur. She only covers what she is charged with and the nine criminal autobiogrzphy she attends while held in prison for four years, most of it in solitary confinement.

Assata – an autobiography. On it’s face this would seem to be the story of a life of a young black female revolutionary in the 70s. At the asata of the escape, Kunstler had just started to prepare her appeal.

She said that her aunt was “very sophisticated and knew all kinds of things.