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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Windsor Press and Publishing. 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.

I felt like an African woman”. BLA broke her out of prison and hid her for several og before she received political asylum in Cuba. 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.

One of the hardest lessons we had to learn is that atuobiography struggle is scientific rather than emotional. The first thing the enemy tries to do is isolate revolutionaries from the masses of people, making us horrible and hideous monsters so that our people will hate us.

Her advocacy for violence should not be condoned or accepted, but what happened to her in prison and in her life is just one story of the adversity that black people faced and continue to face in America.

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Furthermore, I felt as if her misspelling of America and the word “I” were too forced. Following an August 23,bank robbery in Queens, Autobiogralhy was sought for questioning. But, all in all, the author provides a spellbinding tale that evokes mixed feelings autoibography the way the autobiographies of Malcolm XSonny Carson and Claude Brown did in years past.


Accessed October 12, They think they killed you. Instead she reveals the contradictions inherent in many revolutionary movements and makes it clear that she was often confused or lost in her political journey. The Washington Postp. Who are they for? But of course that’s not what this is about at all.

By chance I read this autobiography assatx one of America’s most notorious black nationalists, Assata Shakur, during a trying and exasperating time, taking the events in Ferguson, New York, and around the nation into consideration and as victims of police brutality are coming forward to protest.

Foreword by Lennox S Hinds vi. Her frustrations are shown in her words, and I loved that. State correction officials disclosed in November that they had not run identity checks on Shakur’s visitors [] and that the three men and one woman who assisted in her escape had presented false identification to enter the prison’s visitor room, [] before which they were not searched.

Mar 20, LeeTravelGoddess rated it it was amazing Shelves: The New York TimesSection 2, p. For us, it wasn’t a matter of whether or not.

Her own growing oppositional knowledge combined with tenacity and confidence make her a superb organiser and speaker, but her radical activities consist principally of running Black Panther breakfasts for kids and teaching remedial maths and literacy. 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. Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from prison.

The long version is described here, powerfully and convincingly. Why was she there? 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.


I had never heard of Assata Shakur until I saw her named mentioned in another book I was reading. After being shot, with a shattered pelvis, and one arm paralysed, she was kept chained to a hospital bed with armed police pointing guns at her shakut. Get to Know Us.

They live, openly and are not hunted.

Retrieved on May 9, An Autobiography Assata Shakur No preview available – This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state.

But I saw you yesterday, standing with your hands in your pockets waiting for the real deal to go down. Yes, race is a huge part of it but capitalism is also talked about a lot and I think her insights into the system are very useful snakur enlightening.

Assata: An Autobiography

Hey, big woman – with scars on the head and scars on the heart that never seem wssata heal – I saw your light and it was shining. Along with her general writing, it’s also her poetry that lights up the darkness inside.

Freedom Fighter Assata Shakur “. They purr at you cause you know how to roar and back it up with realness. She said that her aunt was “very sophisticated and knew all kinds of things. And almost had you believing that shit. Today, more than a hundred and twenty-five years later, we still earn less than three-fifths of what white people earn.