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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The book made me autpbiography why the world is seemingly pushing for homogeneity when cultural diversity is a lot more interesting. Arthur Turner Davidson, Associate Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Autobiogralhytestified 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 testimony “would be anatomically impossible”.

To hate someone, to discriminate against them, and to attack them because of their asasta characteristics is one of the most primitive, reactionary, ignorant ways of thinking that exists. What was the purpose? Lewis, the jury foreman, read the verdict, Kunstler asked that the jury be removed before alleging that one juror had violated the sequestration order see above.

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On that night of May 2[n]d, did you shoot, kill, execute or have anything to do with the death of Trooper Werner Foerster? Black History Month Book Challenge. The schools we go to are reflections of the society that created them. We were all confused, but we were all enthused. And i have seen the death parade march through the torso of the earth, sculpting mud bodies in its p i believe in living.

The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. They called you ugly. Retrieved July 22, They are alive and stick get heard.


Retrieved on June 1, Then he defined the u. She stated that the police were beating and choking her and “doing everything that they could possibly do as soon as the doctors or hna would go outside”.

On December 21,Shakur was named by the New York City Police Department as one of four suspects in a hand grenade attack that destroyed a police car and slightly injured two patrolmen in Maspeth, Queens ; a state alarm was issued three days after the attack when a witness identified Shakur and Andrew Jackson from Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI photographs. On it’s face this would seem to be the story of a life of a young black female revolutionary in the 70s.

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.

This book is both a wonderful read, and extremely thought-provoking. Sadiki’s lawyer, Robert Bloom, attempted to have the trial dismissed and then postponed due to new “revelations” regarding the credibility of White, a former co-defendant working for the prosecution. Not only is she living proof of how far the United States needs to go before I’ll even begin to contemplate an inkling of “trust”, here in this autobiography she is candid, she is funny, she is intelligent and brave and strong beyond belief.

There were people [in the BLA] who absolutely took the position that it was just time to resist, and if black people didn’t start to fight back against police brutality and didn’t start to wage armed resistance, we would be annihilated. Nobody could look autohiography corny. Within minutes some of her colleagues were dead, as was one of the cops and Assata original name Joanne Chesimard had her hand shot also.

Assata: An Autobiography

This book is full of stories – the subtlety not of the FBI that enjoyed tapping her phone so much that they paid her phone bill to keep it live months and months after she quit paying it. To win we have got to wear down our oppressors, little by little, and, at the same time, strengthen our forces, slowly but surely First-degree murder, second-degree murder, atrocious assault and battery, assault and battery against a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to xutobiography, illegal possession of a weapon, and armed robbery May 2, This is a book about the misuse and abuse of power of the State.


She was booked on charges of attempted robbery, felonious assaultreckless endangermentand possession of a deadly weapon, then released on bail. For the majority of Assata’s story, there seemed to be a wall up between her and her audience.

She spent a lot of time as a girl in North Carolina with her grandparents, though. I wanted to know everything. 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 details of her trials, thoroughly explicated for readers, are just downright boring. As just one example, her name was stuck assqta a photo of a bank robber that wasn’t her, and posted in every newspaper, underground station, police station and even on buses.

She only covers what she is charged with and the nine criminal trials she attends while held in prison for four years, most of it in solitary confinement. And in the days of black lives matter, this book is even more relevant. She was given political asylum by Cuba, where she now resides. Just because you believe in self-defense doesn’t mean you let yourself be sucked into defending yourself assta the enemy’s terms Shakur moved back to Queens with her mother and stepfather after elementary school, attending Parsons Junior High School.

When black jurors were found, they would often beg off, being generally poor and not being able to afford the time off work. Feb ’17 February Monthly Read: But a one-sided race war with Black people as the targets and white people shooting the guns is worse.

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