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

By Assata Shakur

On may possibly 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a health facility, on the subject of demise, handcuffed to her mattress, whereas neighborhood, kingdom, and federal police tried to query her concerning the shootout at the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the lifetime of a white kingdom trooper. lengthy a goal of J. Edgar Hoover's crusade to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist firms and their leaders, Shakur used to be incarcerated for 4 years ahead of her conviction on flimsy proof in 1977 as an partner to murder.

This intensely own and political autobiography belies the fearsome snapshot of JoAnne Chesimard lengthy projected via the media and the nation. With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the reports 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 starting to be up Black in the US 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 criminal. She was once given political asylum by means of Cuba, the place she now resides.

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