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Assata: An Autobiography

There were a few parts in the book that were very preachy and left the reading thinking Assata Shakur, with gunshot wounds in both arms and a shoulder, was moved to Middlesex General Hospital under “heavy guard” and was reported to be in shakir condition”; Trooper Harper was wounded in the left shoulder, in “good” condition, and given a protective guard at the hospital.

Edgar Hoover’s campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in as an accomplice to murder. Black NJ State Trooper Anthony Reed who has left the force sued the police force because, among awsata things, persons had hung posters of Shakur, altered to include Reed’s badge number, in a Newark barracks.

After some reflection, my thoughts are that this was a condemnation of the suicidal violence mentality she encountered during her time in the Black Panther Party.

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The details of her trials, thoroughly explicated for readers, are just downright boring. Long a target of J. While politicians take free trips around the world, those same politicians cut back food stamps for the poor. In the u. Common’s Recipe for Progressive Hip-Hop”. This was a wonderful read. She was often kept in isolation and denied some of the most basic human rights.

This city is on the brink of bankruptcy, and yet hundreds of thousands of dollars are being spent on this trial.


So why shouldn’t working people collectively own that wealth? It would burn me up every time somebody talked about Black people climbing the ladder of success.

If I ever get the chance to meet her, I’ll have to ask her about it.

A documentary film about Shakur, Eyes of the Rainbowwritten and directed by Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolandoappeared in She was an absentee mother, I do not understand why she allowed Kamau to impregnate her while they both were in prison. She glosses over the corruption and greed and pride that destroyed the organization, being very vague about details that led to her negative experience in the BPP, though she left the organization on, what I would call, bad terms.

The story of how the hell this outrage came about and above all persists is necessary because it outlines so lucidly how the white supremacist capitalist state actively opposes the struggles for liberation and justice and simply peaceful survival of African American people at all costs, whatever politicians say.

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. Frankly, the shaukr research one does on some of the historical events she describes in this statement alone, the more it becomes apparent that not only is what she describes accurate, but the injustices were often worse autobioraphy she indicates see the New York City draft riots.

Her marriage is summed up in one pitiful paragraph. I find it very hard to trust biographies or autobiographies. She lives in Cuba under political asylum. University of Minnesota Press. Then he defined the u. Clinton Pagano, to completely shun Shakur’s defense attorneys. And in the days of black lives matter, this book is even more relevant.

Shakur also talked about things as they related to foreign policy: Retrieved on June 1, This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. I’m not sure which books prompted the recommendation but it has proven to be spot on.

It was demonstrated that she had no powder residue on her hands, which she would have had if she’d pulled the trigger.


Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

Looking back, because I read this right after moving to Baltimore and before the uprisingit contextualized the violence and anger that exploded in my adopted city. Her attorneys, in particular Lennox Hinds, were often held in contempt of courtwhich the National Conference of Black Lawyers cited as an example of systemic bias in the judicial system. Per Assasta they did things like make her take photographs in a wig that looked a lot like the photo of bank robbers and then say indisputably that she was present.

Chesimard Expects a Child “. On it’s face this would seem to be the story of a life of a young black femal This was one of the first Goodreads recommendation I ever received by goodreads recommendation I mean the computer generated algorithm based on the books that I entered onto my profile.

Assata Shakur

Even t This is the compelling autobiography of one of America’s great modern Autobioyraphy Afrikan revolutionary women. Assata describes her treatment as a Black woman in prison.

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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

And almost had you believing that shit. I’m getting better, but until I can fully shake off the refuse of a previous generation’s standards of evaluation, works like these that put those posts down on paper are a gift.

The largely Internet-based “Hands Off Assata! On November 2,she escaped from prison, and inshe surfaced in Cubawhere she was granted political asylum. Shakur personally cross-examined the witnesses, getting White to admit that he had once been in love with her; the same day, one juror who had been frequently napping during the trial was replaced with an alternate.