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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Once you study and really get a good understanding of the way ahtobiography system in the United States works, then you see, without a doubt, that the civil rights movement never had a chance of succeeding. An Autobiography Assata Shakur Autobiograpyy preview available – State here being the Federal and State Governments.

Lilies of the Field: What followed was a witch-hunt the likes of which I have not heard of which went on for years.

It can only go so far. Gagged by the greedy. How did she escape from Federal custody?

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However, note that she was targeted by the FBI during a time when J. Foreword by Lennox S Hinds vi. Lower case “i” and lower cases for names and places she would never give the honor of upper cas This book was an eye opener for me.

She was an absentee mother, I do n I am compelled to review this autobiography so harshly that I am afraid I might make unfounded assertions about this memoir that may be completely false, but these are all my opinions.

Shakur does not capitalize her “I”, which gives the text a humbling tone, and her purposeful misspelling of “amerika” and “kourt” effectively shows how she feels about America’s institutions. The long version is described here, powerfully and convincingly.


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

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The largely Internet-based “Hands Off Assata! Shakur is not a perfect role model. In short, political persecution. 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 learned a lot about myself, my people, and my country through her personal experience that she shared with us.

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And when she has a background check for a bookkeeping job that confirmed a resume full of B. Capitalism meant that rich businessmen owned the wealth, autobiograpphy socialism meant that the people who made the wealth owned it. Shakur herself was called as a witness on March 15, the first witness called by the defense; she denied shooting either Harper or Foerster, and also denied handling a weapon during the incident.

Shakur was charged with two bank robberiesthe kidnapping of a Brooklyn heroin dealer, the attempted murder of two Queens police officers stemming from a January 23,failed ambush, and eight other felonies related to the Turnpike shootout.

Retrieved 14 March Barone, the first assistant Middlesex County prosecutor directing the case for the stateWilliam Kunstler the chief of Shakur’s defense staff moved immediately for a mistrial, calling the eight-count grand jury indictment “adversary proceeding solely and exclusively under the control of the prosecutor”, whom Kunstler accused of “improper prejudicial remarks”; Judge Theodore Appleby, noting the frequent defense interruptions that had characterized the previous days’ jury selection, denied the motion.

Kangaroo courts and cruel and unusual punishments. Retrieved August 28, 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.


She could not get expert witnesses to contest the forensic evidence being used against her because most of these experts got most of their work from the police and knew they would be ostracised for testifying for her. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. shakue

Following the minute opening statement by Edward J. The short version of her auutobiography is that she was a former Black Panther and BLA member, convicted of murdering a New Jersey state trooper under highly dubious circumstances. Trump specifically called for the return of “the cop—killer Joanne Chesimard”. Her autobiography has been cited in relation to critical legal studies [] and critical race theory.

I was hesitating between 3 and 4 stars. The life is a showing of how much black women are hated, mistreated and above all disrespected!

Feb asasta, beau rated it it was amazing Shelves: She was a foot soldier who had some strategic vision but revealed no indication as to why she should be on anyone’s radar. I do not dispute that Assata has more than enough ahtobiography be angry about in her life, but the manner in which she portrays her feelings in the book don’t really show any growth from her first being arrested up to the point I read to which was about pages where she’s like 13 living on her own with autobiographyy drag queen as a mentor.

Within minutes some of her colleagues were dead, as was one of the cops and Assata original name Joanne Chesimard had her hand shot also.

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