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By Assata Shakur

On may well 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a health facility, with regards to demise, handcuffed to her mattress, whereas neighborhood, nation, 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 firms and their leaders, Shakur was once incarcerated for 4 years sooner than her conviction on flimsy proof in 1977 as an associate to murder.

This intensely own and political autobiography belies the fearsome picture of JoAnne Chesimard lengthy projected by way of the media and the country. With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the studies that led her to a lifetime of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual loss of life of Black and White innovative teams on the hand of presidency officers. the result's a sign contribution to the literature approximately becoming up Black in the USA 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 legal. She used to be given political asylum by means of Cuba, the place she now resides.

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