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By Assata Shakur

On may well 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a medical institution, as regards to 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 kingdom trooper. lengthy a goal of J. Edgar Hoover's crusade to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist businesses and their leaders, Shakur used to be incarcerated for 4 years sooner than her conviction on flimsy proof in 1977 as an companion to murder.

This intensely own and political autobiography belies the fearsome photograph of JoAnne Chesimard lengthy projected by means of the media and the country. With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the reports that led her to a lifetime of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual loss of life of Black and White progressive teams on the hand of presidency officers. the result's a sign contribution to the literature approximately transforming into 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 used to be given political asylum via Cuba, the place she now resides.

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