An Autobiography

Book - 2001
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"On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur, a k a 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, infilitrate, 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 bookjacket.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : L. Hill Books, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9781556520747
Characteristics: xviii, 274 pages ; 24 cm


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EmilyC_KCMO Feb 23, 2018

A member of the Black Liberation Army, Assata Shakur wrote this autobiography from political exile in Cuba. She writes on racism and slavery, and calls on people of the African diaspora to cherish their histories and cultures.

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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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