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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Her writing style is so subtle and nonchalant, yet so suburb. Yet, many new members felt that the BPP would give them a gun and point them toward a cop, which Autobioggaphy felt exhibited the lack of knowledge and organization in the party. Repeatedly indicted for felonies she was not guilty of, accusations that were ridiculous.

Prisons are part of this government’s genocidal war against Black and Third World people. In Julythe Women’s March official Twitter feed celebrated Shakur’s birthday, leading to criticism from some media outlets.

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According to a New Jersey Police spokesperson, Assata Shakur was on her way to a “new hideout in Philadelphia” and “heading ultimately for Washington” and a book in the vehicle contained a list of potential BLA targets. Retrieved on April 8, Assata Shakur’s conviction in a joke of a trial for a murder she clearly did not commit has not been reversed.


Wear your bigness on your autobiogrwphy like a badge cause you done earned it. I was long past the day when i thought that reform could possibly work, but revolution was a big question mark.

During one of her trials there are manyshe and a man named Kamau decide to be tried together. In every state more and autobiographj prisons are being built and even more are on the drawing board.

She was suspected of being the leader of the BLA cell and responsible for several bank armed robberies. To all my goodreads friends, do yourself a favour and pick this up. Prison Movements, Race, and the Meaning of Justice. That’s why political work and organizing are so important. According to Angela Davisneutron activation analysis that was administered adsata the shootout showed no gunpowder residue on Shakur’s fingers and forensic analysis performed at the Trenton, New Jerseycrime lab and the FBI crime labs in Washington, D.

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

They called you ugly. Won’t be no game next time cause you ain’t hardly playing. I can’t imagine walking down the street and being automatically watched and judged. Some readers may think, well it’s just her side of the story, this couldn’t happen in the US. She was linked and accused of lots of completely random and unrelated events such as bank robbery and murder and cleared of all of those but the process took years and she was in and out of prison.

All we usually hear about are the so-called responsible leaders, the ones who are “responsible” to our oppressors. Bachman in Middlesex County.


We don’t need no tired blood. Her inclusion on the FBI list, to me, is truly astonishing, especially with distorted versions of her case presented without context, and it seems clear that there are larger political motivations here.

Capitalism meant that rich businessmen owned the wealth, while socialism meant that the people who made the wealth owned it. This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state.

The book was extremely readable and well written and you can hear her voice, her pain and feelings seep through almost all the pages. Castro did not refer to Shakur by name, but did describe a woman placed on the U. Apr 19, Adira rated it it was ok Shelves: Or are the police lying? With wit and candor, Assata 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.

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Yet, I am not entirely sure I would agree with all of Assata’s views and auotbiography. Eventually she escaped from prison and escaped to Cuba where she has been living in hiding, ever since.