Assata

Assata

An Autobiography

Book - 2001
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"On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur, aka JoAnne Chesimard, lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J. 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 1977 as an accomplice to murder. ... Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from prison. She was given political asylum by Cuba, where she now resides." From the book jacket.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Lawrence Hill Books, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©1987
ISBN: 9781556520747
1556520743
Branch Call Number: B SHAKU-A 1987
Characteristics: xix, 274 pages ; 24 cm

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lukasevansherman
Jan 06, 2021

"The Revolutionary War was led by some rich white boys who got tired of paying heavy taxes to the king. It didn't have anything at all to do with freedom, justice, and equality for all."
The autobiography of Shakur, former Black Panther and, at one point, the FBI's most wanted woman. She is currently in exile in Havana. Also, "Revolutionary Suicide," "The Assassination of Fred Hampton," and anything by Angela Davis.

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mireezi
Jan 23, 2017

Assata deserves her freedom. She has been falsely prosecuted on the basis of being a threat to the United States. This book gives an in-depth look into her life before and after becoming a revolutionary. Let Assata take you into a journey of American history that will not be taught to our children. (Just because it's white doesn't mean it's clean.)

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