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. Assata Olugbala Shakur is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted of the first-degree murder.

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Capitalism meant that rich businessmen owned the wealth, while socialism meant that the people who made the wealth owned it.

I cannot do Shakur’s work justice with this review, but I know I will always remember this book for its rawness, its sincerity, and its chilling story of wrongful imprisonment, the appalling violations of human rights, and powerful words.

Questions remain on both sides. While politicians increase their salaries, millions of people are being laid off. She would have us believe that this was all done basically because she was black, female and powerless. Assata is an amazing writer, revolutionary, and a beautiful and inspiring black woman.

Is she leaving information out, or is Wikipedia incorrect? I would have loved to autobiogaphy out how she escaped prison and ended up in Cuba but I zhakur understand why she would not include that in the book.

Shakur’s attorneys sought a new trial on the grounds that one jury member, John McGovern, had violated the jury’s autbiography order.

Assata: An Autobiography

Amazing woman and a good book! And it was shining” -Assata Shakur But she survived and fought one legal battle after the next until the system finally succeeded in putting her away. Lawrence Hill Books [1]. 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.

The book was extremely readable and well written and you can hear her voice, her pain and feelings seep through almost all the pages. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. United StatesCuba. As an American and a human it made me sick. After reading this autobiography, I still don’t know why. This book is essential reading for those that don’t understand how the US justice system conspires against Afro-Americans, Native Americans, Chicanos and the poor in general.


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Pages with related products. Overall I found the book to be quite fascinating and an excellent read. 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.

Those of you out there that are reading these reviews pay close attention to those with 1 or 2 stars. To hate someone, to discriminate against them, and to attack them because of their racial characteristics is one of the most primitive, reactionary, ignorant ways of thinking that exists. Then we’ll take control of the congressional seats, the senate seats, the city council seats, the mayor’s office, and every other office that we can take control of.

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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is a simple no-nonsense telling of what her life was like in the Black urban areas of New York as a child, how she became the pro-Black woman she became and how a system of institutionalized racism ran her over with their 20 ton train.

This book was an eye opener for me. While no one was hurt during the prison break, two of the four people who helped Assata escape were later captured and imprisoned.

Every group fighting for freedom is bound to make mistakes, but unless you study the common, fundamental laws of armed revolutionary struggle you are bound to make unnecessary mistakes. I read this book to see what her influence was and I turned up with nothing. I found this to be especially true in terms of the chapters that Assata wrote about her childhood.

As long as we expect amerika’s assatz to educate us, we will remain ignorant. Hiltona co-defendant who shared a cell with Shakur during their trial for armed robbery in the Bronx of which both were acquittedis ahtobiography to be the father.


Assata Shakur

I will autobiograpgy love and return to this book. This is the compelling autobiography of one of America’s great modern New Afrikan revolutionary women.

I find it hard to believe that either she was guiltless or the Black liberation Army was guiltless. Blood ready to flow towards freedom. Share your thoughts with other customers. Anytime you’re talking about a ladder, you’re talking about a top and a bottowm, an upper class and a lower class, a rich class and a poor class.

One bank employee testified that Shakur was one of the bank robbers, but three other bank employees including two tellers autoblography that they were uncertain. The Talking Drum Collective. At the post-trial press conference, Kunstler blamed the verdict on racism, stating that “the white element was there to destroy her”. While serving a life sentence for murder she escaped from prison in A key element of Shakur’s defense was medical testimony meant to demonstrate that she was shot with her hands up and that she would have been subsequently unable to fire a weapon.

Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free. One of the hardest lessons we had to learn is that revolutionary struggle is scientific rather than emotional. What happens to Assata Shakur now?

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The life is a showing of how much black women are hated, mistreated and above all disrespected! But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave. 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. Archived from the original on June 11,