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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If you were talking about anything except a few little jive crumbs here and there, reform was just not going to get it. Her frustrations are shown in her words, and I loved that. Do we really need to know that she had this many lawyers for this case and So-And-So thought So-And-So who was white and from Jersey would be the “best” lawyer for this situation. Autobiogdaphy called it pulling a train. 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.


McClatchy Newspapers via Houston Chronicle. If you know the history, then you know Assata Shakur escapes from jail and finds asylum in Cuba where she is a political refugee.

I give her the benefit of the doubt. Even if she was innocent of most of what she had been accused, I find it very hard shkaur believe she was spotless. But what is refreshing about this book is the vulnerability and complexity that Assata offers the reader. They also donated shakurr distributed winter clothes to poor Black children. Most memorable to me, the BPP served free breakfast to Black children after reading a study that shows children who eat breakfast do better in school.

Assata: An Autobiography

I do not dispute that Assata has more than enough to 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 autobiogrpahy pages where she’s like 13 living on her own with a drag queen as a mentor.


There is a lot of evidence of police tampering with witnesses, lawyers, and evidence, but this information all comes from one person, Assata. Another favorite was her decrying of social justice people “fixing” things for others, when the right way of supporting those in different situations is to be receptive to their ideas, have faith in their abilities, and offer aid only when asked.

I listened to the audiobook which is beautifully auyobiography by Sirena Riley. What followed was a autoboigraphy the likes of which I have not heard of which went on for years. Long a target of J.

Jumping back to her time as a college student, I was happy to see Assata shine truth and bring criticism to the Black Panther Party. The result is a signal contribution to the literature about growing up Black in America that has already taken its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.

This was a brilliant autobiography about an amazing and resilient woman. They were interested in supporting racist, fascist regimes in Africa while i was interested in seeing them overthrown. But one percent of the people in this country control seventy percent of the wealth. It really had nothing to do with me. The short version of her story is that she was a former Black Panther and BLA member, convicted of murdering a New Jersey state trooper under highly dubious circumstances.

Very down-to-earth, very honest, very informative. The New York TimesSection 2, p. License plates alone would amount to millions.

The current incumbent of the White House has demanded her extradition from Cuba as part of his “re-set” of Obama’s normalisation of relations with that country.

Revolutionary war is a people’s war. I also enjoyed the intertwining poems with the chapters in the book. Profiled and on the Run”. This, we never learn. The book was extremely readable and shakug written and you can hear her voice, her pain and feelings seep through almost all the pages.

He felt it was intended to insult him, as she had killed an officer, and was “racist in nature”. They did a lot that I admire. 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.


A riveting account of a prominent black activist in s USA, on her upbringing, her struggles with the system at large, and her endless and senseless incarceration. atuobiography

I did find it odd that, after all this great material, that Shakur went back and emphasized how the revolutionary struggle must be scientific in order to avoid emotional compromise, in other words emphasizing the very “objectivity” preached by every tendril of the patriarchy. At the rally, a statement from Shakur was circulated condemning U. Williams, a civil rights worker, who lived in Manhattan. I am not certain that she knows why she alters the spelling of these words or decides to go against “standard” American English rules of American English spelling.

What the book doesn’t explain is why?

Assata: An Autobiography – Assata Shakur – Google Books

Voices of a People’s History of the United States. Each one was more absurd than the last and despite the odds being stacked against her, she was acquitted each time, until the trial for the murder of a state trooper on the New Jersey turnpike.

On it’s face this would seem to be the story of a life of a young black female revolutionary in the 70s. Feb 11, Sunny rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aside shakyr what the trial demonstrates though, Assata’s story is precious to me because she’s an extraordinary woman, so intelligent, clear sighted and candid, and such a fine raconteur, alternating chapters on her intriguing early life with the horrific account of her incarceration so that I was constantly perched on the edge of my seat.