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. Assata Shakur With Forewords by Angela Davis and Lennox Hinds. New Edition. In her own words, the incredible. Assata Olugbala Shakur is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted Assata Shakur was born Joanne Deborah Byron, in Flushing, Queens, New York City, on July 16, She lived for three years with her mother.

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During one of her trials kna are manyshe and a man named Kamau decide to be tried together. Uses authors parameter CS1 maint: A story that is sadly as timely as ever. Shakur also talked about things as they related to foreign policy: But i saw you yesterday in the playground.

Schools in amerika are autobiograhy in brainwashing people with amerikanism, giving them a little bit of education, and training them in skills needed to fill the positions the capitalist system requires.

Assata: An Autobiography

According to a New Jersey Police spokesperson, Assata Shakur was on her way to a “new hideout in Philadelphia” and “heading ultimately for Washington” and a book in the vehicle contained a list of potential BLA targets. 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.

Retrieved June 6, Shakur was acquitted after seven hours of jury deliberation on January 16,[] and was immediately remanded back to New Jersey for the Turnpike trial. Unless you are addressing the issues people are concerned about and contributing positive direction, they’ll never support you. 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.


On the charges related to the New Jersey Turnpike shootout, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Leon Gerofsky ordered a change of venue in from Middlesex to Morris County, New Jerseysaying “it was almost impossible to obtain a jury here comprising people willing to accept the responsibility of impartiality so that defendants will be protected from transitory passion and prejudice.

Arthur Turner Davidson, Associate Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicinetestified that the wounds in her upper arms, armpit and chest, and severed median nerve that instantly paralyzed her right arm, would only have been caused if both arms were raised, and that to sustain such injuries while crouching and firing a weapon as described in Trooper Harper’s ajtobiography “would be anatomically impossible”.

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Some readers may think, well it’s just her side of the story, this couldn’t happen in the US. Shakur was convicted on all eight counts: And in the blood of infinity. The rich have always used racism to maintain power. State here being the Federal and State Governments.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If you were talking about anything except a few little jive crumbs here and there, reform was just not going to get it.

Judge Starkey said, “People have constitutional rights, and you can’t shuffle them around. As of February 17,when Shakur was identified as one of four BLA members on a short trip to Chattanooga, Tennesseeshe was wanted for questioning along with Robert Vickers, Twyman Meyers, Samuel Cooper, and Paul Stewart in relation to police killings, a Queens bank robbery, and the grenade attack.


She offers in this book a scathing indictment of the prison system a system which has only grown worse and more powerfuland of the racism that continues to operate in the U.

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We see our children frustrated at best. Then he defined the u.

Assata supported segregated schools in her book. 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. And i believe that a lost ship, steered by tired, seasick sailors, can still be guided assatq to port.

This is perhaps so far the greatest book I’ve read in a long, long time. Clinton Pagano, to completely shun Shakur’s defense attorneys.

She makes sure to inform us that in Cuba there is no racism In New Jersey law, you can be found guilty of murder if you were present at a murder, even if it’s not demonstrated that you were the one who committed it. In an open letter to Castro, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Representative Maxine Waters of California later explained that many members of the Caucus including herself were against Shakur’s extradition but had mistakenly voted for the bill, which was placed on the accelerated suspension calendar, generally reserved for non-controversial legislation.

I’m not saying that we shouldn’t feel anything, but decisions can’t be based on love or on anger. Chesimard Expects a Child “. Must read for any revolutionary.