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Assata: An Autobiography

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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 had 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.

 

This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. 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. The result is a signal contribution to the literature about growing up Black in America that has already taken its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.

Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from prison. She was given political asylum by Cuba, where she now resides.

 

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This presents the life story of African American revolutionary Shakur, previously known as JoAnne Chesimard.

Synopsis:

This presents the life story of African American revolutionary Shakur, previously known as JoAnne Chesimard.

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ISBN:
9781556520747
Author:
Shaker, Assata
Author:
Shakur, Assata
Author:
Davis, Angela
Publisher:
Lawrence Hill Books
Location:
Chicago, Ill.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Black nationalism
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
107-181
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.85 in 1 lb

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