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 is a autobiographical book by Assata Shakur. In the recording, Assata publicly described herself as a black revolutionary and. Assata Olugbala Shakur is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted In , she published Assata: An Autobiography, which was written in Cuba. Her autobiography has been cited in relation to critical legal.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. The New York Times. There is plenty of government and police corruption to back up her claims, but don’t look for all the gory details here. Overall, I felt dissatisfied with this book.

On November 22,Shakur pleaded not guilty to an attempted armed robbery indictment stemming from the incident at the Autobigraphy Hilton Hotel. Nonetheless, I can attest to learning a good deal about the American justice system from her autobiography.

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A Critique of Adjudication”. Furthermore, I felt as if her misspelling of America and the word “I” were too forced. The New York TimesSection 2, p. 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 shakud there are larger political motivations here.

She also comments on violence against police, which we still see today.

Assata-An Autobiography 20 49 Mar 20, Following an August 23,asszta robbery in Queens, Shakur was sought for questioning. Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from prison.

She was convicted on flimsy evidence of the murder of a New Jersey State Trooper, even though she could not have fired the gun because her own arm was shot and the angle with which the bullet entered the Trooper could not have come from Shakur’s left hand. InNew Jersey’s Kean University dropped hip-hop artist Common as a commencement speaker because of police complaints. Aug 27, Lulu rated it it was amazing. 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.


Want to Read saving…. If it isn’t growing, it’s stagnant, and without the support of the people, no movement for liberation can exist, no matter how correct its analysis of the situation is. They hate you momma cause you expose their madness. Nobody could look that corny. The parts on Wikipedia that make her sound like a violent criminal are not included in autobiograpphy book.

Assata: An Autobiography

After reading about the hardships and outright racism Shakur faced during her years in limbo in America’s worst prisons and suffering sham trials, I auhobiography more about the background of the protests, the black liberation movement, the Black Panthers, and the American court system in the s.

Ajtobiography I respect Assata and all that she did for the African-American race, I was unimpressed by her memoir. She was subjected autobiograpphy torture while hospital staff looked the other way – at one point a policeman thrust his fingers, covered in some kind of caustic substance, into her eyes.

In each instance where she did this, it struck me as a contrived writing tick that may have been meant to mean something, but never really got fully explained to the reader forcing this habit to autobiograpuy just another thing for her audience to guess at.

Sep 18, Calvin rated it it was amazing. Whenever there was a lull in such occurrences, they leaked information, allegedly classified as ‘confidential,’ to the media, repeating past accusations and flashing her face across television screens and newspapers with heartbeat regularity, lest the public forget.

They “attempted to tie Assata to every suspected action of the BLA involving a woman”.

However, knowing that she would not be able to prove her innocence, she escaped prison and fled to Cuba where she now resides in political asylum. Should be on everyone’s top On November 2,she escaped from prison, and inshe surfaced in Cubawhere she was granted political asylum.


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It’s bigger than that. And no people’s war can be won without the support of the masses of people. Wikipedia somewhat filled me in. Shakur has lived in Cuba sincedespite US government efforts to have her returned. On February 23, Shakur’s attorneys filed papers asking Judge Appleby to subpoena FBI Director Clarence KelleySenator Frank Church and other federal and New York law enforcement officials to testify about the Counter Intelligence Program, which they alleged was designed to harass and disrupt black activist organizations.

Under cross-examination, Shakur was unable to explain how three magazines of ammunition and 16 live shells had gotten into her shoulder bag; she also admitted to knowing that Zayd Shakur carried a gun at times, and specifically to seeing a gun sticking out of Acoli’s pocket while stopping for supper at a Howard Johnson’s restaurant shortly before the shooting.

How can this happen?

By the time she was retried inAcoli had already been convicted of shooting and murdering Foerster. At the time of the escape, Kunstler had just started asata prepare her appeal. Frankly, the more research one does on some of the historical events she describes in this shkur alone, the more it becomes apparent that not only is what she describes accurate, but the injustices were often worse than she indicates see the New York City draft riots. 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.

And, if i know anything at all, it’s that a shakuur is just a wall and nothing more at all.