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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At the rally, a statement from Shakur was circulated condemning U. They called it pulling a train. A neurologist testified that the median nerve in Shakur’s right arm was severed by the second bullet, making her unable sha,ur pull a trigger.

Preview — Assata by Assata Shakur. Noses pressed against windows, looking in. Retrieved 17 June We always started out talking about reform and ended up talking about revolution.

Judge Starkey said, “People have constitutional rights, and you can’t shuffle them around. An Autobiography Assata Shakur No preview available – She is currently the only women to be on the FBIs most wanted list. One wonders about her life since this book was published, and why she still remains a political target. Prison Movements, Race, and the Meaning of Justice. The whole running away from home, in the beginning and the getting pregnant while being under arrest. Edgar Hoover ordered wire taps — illegally — on many Black revolutionaries, wutobiography them followed, harassed, and even shot in the middle of the night in their beds.

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But living insome 30 years after the book was written and living in an age with the attempted demonizing of the Black Lives Matter movement and the attempt to underplay the overwhelming police brutality and abuse of power, I find her to be mostly credible–with rather obvious, probably critical omissions in the book.


Readers see Shakur chasing something, a home perhaps, throughout the memoir and by page the end of the bookI’m not certain she has even found it.

When asked by a reporter why, if that were the case, it took the jury 24 hours to reach a verdict, Kunstler replied, “That was just a pretense.

The Chicago Black activist group Assata’s Daughters is named in her honor. But I saw you yesterday, standing with your hands in your pockets waiting for the real deal to go down. I have decided to act as co-counsel, and to make this opening statement, not because I have any illusions about my legal abilities, but, rather, because there are things that I must say to you.

It doesn’t take much time to say, but the context of connection between the revolutionary days before my time and my now of tanks in Ferguson and parallels between the Berlin Wall and the Palestine-Israel barriers is invaluable.

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

It is our duty to win. New Assaga6. Bank robbery in Bronx: Feb 28, beau rated it it was amazing Shelves: Everywhere in her autobiography is emphasis on solidarity, love, and commitment to any and all in the mutual struggle, something every sociopolitical tract concerning human rights could learn from.

Whether or not you believe her guilty, the discussions her book invites – on race, wealth, the role of government agencies, the American education and prison systems, drug culture – are crucial.

Assata’s story came highly recommended from people gushing over it left assxta right yet, I felt as if Assata’s delivery of her life’s story lacked depth. We will be criminally negligent, however, if we do autobiobraphy deal with racism and racist violence, and if we do not prepare to defend ourselves against it.


And you hid yourself behind yourself and wallowed in their shame. 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. In the beginning of this book it took me a few minutes to get used to her writing style.

I read this book to see what her influence was and I turned up with nothing. Judge Appleby eventually cut off funds for any further expert defense testimony. By using this adsata, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The whole book was very readable and informative.

I would recommend this book to someone who autpbiography an avid history buff, African-African Literature lover, or extremely fond of feminist narratives. After reading this autobiography, I still don’t know why. But of course that’s not what this is about at all. Selected pages Title Page. She also became pregnant and gave birth while incarcerated during her many trials, and wrote about the experience with such beautiful insight into both the reality of her situation and the strength of autobiiography hope for the future that I recommend it to all.

Just sit back and do nothing?