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. On May 2, , Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome.

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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. Once you study and really get a good understanding of the way the system in the United States works, then you see, without a doubt, that the civil rights movement never had a chance of succeeding.

Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free. This autobiography brings into focus a piece of history that has helped shape race politics in the past decades, but it also serves as a startling reminder of what is still happening to black communities in the USA and beyond. As just one example, her name was stuck under a photo of a bank robber that wasn’t her, and posted in every newspaper, underground station, police station and even on buses.

She was often kept in isolation and denied some of the most basic human rights. That being said, her views on activism proclaim a different credo: It doesn’t take much time to say, but the context of connection between the revolutionary days before my time and my now of tanks in Ferguson and parallels between the Berlin Wall and the Palestine-Israel barriers is invaluable.


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So hard to rate How can this happen? But once I got passed that I really enjoyed this book and all the lessons it held.

Once you’re in prison, there are plenty of jobs, and, if you don’t want asssata work, they beat you up and throw you in the hole. The prison conditions in America are ridiculous, racist, and horrifying. If it isn’t growing, it’s stagnant, and without the support of the people, aurobiography movement for liberation can exist, no matter how correct its analysis of the situation is. This is an autobiography of someone whose very self-respect is outlawed, who is denied recognition as a woman she was repeatedly incarcerated in male prisonswho has been quite absurdly painted as a violent extremist by a asdata evidently in thrall to state racism.

A great companion is Inadmissible Evidence: See 1 question about Assata…. What was also apparent was that Shakur was very intelligent and insightful civil rights activist, feminist, a bit of a philosopher and a poet.

While politicians take free trips around the world, those same politicians cut back food stamps for the poor. How did she escape from Federal custody?

The lack of adequate medical treatment threatened paralysis. Worse still, reading it 40 years later, it becomes apparent how little has changed, and when it has, it’s often changed for the worse. She was shot in the abdomen and arm. But she does not let this stop her from trying to create change.

The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, have left black communities in the United States in a state of shock that has quickly given way to unsurprised disdain. Most memorable to me, the BPP served free breakfast to Black children after reading a study that shows children asaata eat breakfast do better in school.


Overall I found the book to be quite fascinating and an excellent read. Each of these is among our most critical issues, yet they remain below the surface. For the majority of Assata’s story, there seemed to be a wall up aesata her and her audience.

Assata: An Autobiography

All them youngbloods musta gave you a transfusion. 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.

You gave them love. And a Black child. Why did the police stop her?

Political Journeys Monday, March 21, 0: Her writing style is so subtle and nonchalant, yet so suburb. No trivia or quizzes yet. She was eventually broken out of prison and, later, fled to Cuba, where she was granted asylum and continues to live today. And you hid yourself behind yourself and wallowed in their shame.

With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the experiences that led her to a life of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual demise of Black and White revolutionary groups at the hand of government officials. And i have seen the death parade march through the torso of the earth, sculpting mud bodies in its p i believe in living.

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