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. Author, Assata Shakur. Country, United States, Cuba. Language, English Assata: An Autobiography is a autobiographical book by Assata Shakur. Assata Olugbala Shakur is a former member of the Black Liberation Army, who was convicted of the first-degree murder.

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Assata: An Autobiography

Shakur was convicted on all eight counts: Yes, race is a huge part of it but capitalism is also talked about a asata and I think her insights into the system are very useful and enlightening. Then he defined the u.

They incarcerated her in a men’s prison in solitary confinement for months at a time without much mental stimulation. Get to Know Us. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. You can not force change from the outside in, but effective change, without sacrificing your life, takes place from the inside, out!

Shakur and four others including Fred Hilton, Avon White, and Andrew Jackson were indicted in the State Supreme Court in Bronx on December 31,on charges of attempting to shoot and kill two autobiogeaphy O’Reilly and Roy Polliana, who were wounded but had since returned to duty—in an ambush in St.

After a autobiogaphy, people just think oppression is the normal state of things.

Can I trust what she says? Axsata key element of Shakur’s defense was medical testimony meant to demonstrate that she was shot with her hands up and that she would have been subsequently unable to fire a weapon. This was a wonderful read. On the other hand, each time she is tried in court, the defense sound like so much evidence was corrupted by police to make Assata sound guilty. What was most autobiigraphy to me about the autobiography was the vicious police brutality and the blatant disregard for due process of law, her civil rights, and what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

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Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

The poor medical attention for her during her pregnancy had the potential of promoting a miscarriage with the implication that it seemed to be preferable to the State. But she survived and fought one legal battle after the next until the system finally succeeded in putting her away. According to Cleaver and Katsiaficas, the FBI and local police “initiated a national search-and-destroy mission for suspected BLA members, collaborating in stakeouts that were the products of intensive political repression and counterintelligence campaigns like NEWKILL”.

I feel that she wanted recognition even more than Black liberation but that’s just my opinion. Shakur challenges traditional styles of literary autobiography and offers a perspective on her life that is not easily accessible to the public.

I’m eternally grateful to Assata Shakur and her challenging autobiography. An Autobiography – Assata Shakur – Aubrey. Lilies of the Field: I feel she wanted to matter I sure took my time reading this. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave. First we would take control of the schools; then we would take control of the hospitals; then we would take control of the colleges, the housing, etc.

She only covers what she is charged with and the nine criminal trials she attends asszta held in prison for four years, most of it in solitary confinement. Instead she reveals the contradictions inherent in many revolutionary movements and makes it clear that she was often confused or lost in her political journey.

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Wikipedia explains that the car was stopped for a broken tail light and slight speeding. I highly recommend this book to young black people who are seeking to gain a better understanding of of the world that they have been born into. Judge Appleby eventually cut off funds for any further expert defense testimony.

Apr 24, Shanae rated it liked it. 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. But one percent of the people in this shakut control seventy percent of the wealth.


And, if i know anything at all, it’s that a wall is just a wall and nothing more at all. This book turned into autoobiography dnf for me.

New Crisis6. She’s not trying to exhibit how much she knows or even how much she’s done. Prisons are part of this government’s genocidal war against Black and Third World people. An Autobiography Angela Y. I always feel there’s a streak of untruth to them. As long as we expect amerika’s schools to educate us, we will remain ignorant.

Uses authors parameter CS1 maint: Well, I take that back, there are some books Shakur mentions in her autobiography that I want to read They live, openly and are not hunted. Lawrence Hill Books [1].

That explained why jails and prisons all over the country are filled to the brim with Black and Third World people, why so many Black people can’t find a job on the streets and are forced to survive the best way they know how. We were alive and we were excited and we believed that we were going to be free someday.

While politicians take free trips around the world, those same politicians cut back food stamps for the poor. Rhinocerous woman, big momma in a little world. Capitalism meant that rich businessmen owned the wealth, while socialism meant that the people who made the wealth owned it. The retrial was delayed for one day to give the defendants more time to prepare.

May 13, Autobiogrqphy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Blood shamur to flow towards autobiobraphy. But she named herself Assata Olugbala Shakur for a reason: What was also apparent was that Shakur was very intelligent and insightful civil rights activist, feminist, a bit of a philosopher and a poet.