Assata: An Autobiography(1947-1984) by Assata Shakur PDF

By Assata Shakur

ISBN-10: 0882082213

ISBN-13: 9780882082219

ISBN-10: 1556520743

ISBN-13: 9781556520747

On may possibly 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a sanatorium, on the subject of dying, handcuffed to her mattress, whereas neighborhood, kingdom, and federal police tried to query her in regards to the shootout at the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the lifetime of a white country trooper. lengthy a goal of J. Edgar Hoover's crusade to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist corporations and their leaders, Shakur was once incarcerated for 4 years sooner than her conviction on flimsy facts in 1977 as an companion to murder.

This intensely own and political autobiography belies the fearsome photograph of JoAnne Chesimard lengthy projected by way of the media and the kingdom. With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the reviews that led her to a lifetime of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual death of Black and White innovative teams on the hand of presidency officers. the result's a sign contribution to the literature approximately turning out to be up Black in the United States that has already taken its position along The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.

Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from felony. She was once given political asylum via Cuba, the place she now resides.

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