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By Assata Shakur

On could 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a clinic, on the subject of loss of life, handcuffed to her mattress, whereas neighborhood, country, 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 nation trooper. lengthy a goal of J. Edgar Hoover's crusade to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist businesses and their leaders, Shakur was once incarcerated for 4 years ahead of her conviction on flimsy facts in 1977 as an partner to murder.

This intensely own and political autobiography belies the fearsome snapshot of JoAnne Chesimard lengthy projected by way of the media and the country. With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the stories 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 turning out to be up Black in the United States 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 felony. She used to be given political asylum by way of Cuba, the place she now resides.

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