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. Author, Assata Shakur. Country, United States, Cuba. Language, English Assata: An Autobiography is a autobiographical book by Assata Shakur. On May 2, , Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome.

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Aside from Assata Shakur’s conviction in a joke of a trial for a murder she clearly did not commit has not been reversed. It was demonstrated that she asssta no powder residue on her hands, which she would have had if she’d pulled the trigger.

Assata: An Autobiography

Jumping back to her time as a college student, I was happy to see Assata shine truth and bring criticism to the Black Panther Party. What you need is a revolution. The lack of adequate medical treatment threatened paralysis. The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, have left black communities in the United States in a state of shock that has quickly given way to unsurprised disdain.

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An Autobiography 27 49 Feb 23, The autobiography was very slow to start, you have to read well over pages before Shakur even begins to describe the influence of the BPP autobioyraphy her life.

We must love each other and support each other. In the u.

Selected pages Title Page. First we would take control of the schools; then we would take control of the hospitals; then we would take control of the colleges, the housing, etc. A great companion is Inadmissible Evidence: There were pages of this autobiography that told me nothing about Shakur’s development as a woman, Black woman, or prisoner. It was plain to me that we couldn’t look to the kourts for freedom and justice anymore than we could expect to gain our liberation by participating in the u.


Published November 1st by Chicago Review Press first published Assata is an amazing writer, revolutionary, and a beautiful and inspiring black woman.

Using guns and dynamite, they took hostages and commandeered a van to get away. Assata Shakur was wrongfully imprisoned as part of the FBI and US government attacks on the political organizations of people of color.

Won’t be no game next time cause you ain’t hardly playing. Al Sharpton are common currency, but with little formal teaching of black history in this country one must go in search of the truth, and the best place to start is to hear or read about it directly.

They are alive and sssata get heard. While I respect Assata and all that she did for the African-American race, I was unimpressed by her memoir. I am not certain that she knows why assata alters the spelling of these words or decides to go against “standard” American English rules of American English spelling. 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.

Jun 27, Rowena rated it it was amazing Shelves: Instead she reveals the contradictions inherent in many revolutionary movements and makes it clear that she was often confused zutobiography lost in her political journey.

An Autobiography is a autobiographical book by Assata Shakur.

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. Both the democratic party and the republican party are controlled by millionaires. It is impossible for us to win quickly. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat The only alternative left was to fight for them, and we are going to have to fight like any other people who have fought for liberation.


I was thoroughly unimpressed with the autobiography and came to the conclusion that I do not know why it was written – seriously.

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Nov 12, Chris Chapman rated it it was amazing Shelves: Edgar Hoover’s campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Blac 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.

One of the most honest and touching autobiographies I have read. Even though Shakur probably did break the law in various ways while underground, she never earned the sort of trial she received at the hands of the law–and it’s quite certain that she was not even using a gun at the time of her arrest.

All that rich blood.

Not in the mist of telling us a story. Edgar Hoover’s campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations asata their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in as an accomplice to murder.