• Filename: assata.
  • ISBN: 9781783606818
  • Release Date: 2016-02-15
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Assata Shakur
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

'Deftly written...a spellbinding tale.' The New York Times In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted terrorist list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white state trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign to criminalize and suppress black nationalist organizations. This intensely personal and political autobiography reveals a sensitive and gifted woman. With wit and candour Assata recounts the formative experiences that led her to embrace a life of activism. With pained awareness she portrays the strengths, weaknesses and eventual demise of black and white revolutionary groups at the hands of the state. A major contribution to the history of black liberation, destined to take its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.


  • Filename: assata.
  • ISBN: 1556520743
  • Release Date: 1987-01
  • Number of pages: 274
  • Author: Assata Shakur
  • Publisher: Zed Books

The author, formerly known as JoAnne Chesimard, relates the formative experiences of her youth that led her to a life of activism in Black nationalist organizations and, eventually, to prison


  • Filename: assata.
  • ISBN: 9781613745618
  • Release Date: 1999-11-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Assata Shakur
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press

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

Assata Shakur

  • Filename: assata-shakur.
  • ISBN: 1939521602
  • Release Date: 2017-02-15
  • Number of pages: 210
  • Author: Barbara Casey
  • Publisher: Strategic Media Books

In May 1973, Assata Olugbala Shakur was involved in a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike in which she was accused of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and assaulting Trooper James Harper. This resulted in her indictment of first-degree murder of Foerster and seven other felonies related to the shootout. A member of the Black Panther Party, she became a prime target of the Federal Bureau of Investigations Counterintelligence Program. When she joined the Black Liberation Army and went into hiding, between 1973 and 1977, she was placed on the FBIs Most Wanted List for three bank robberies, the kidnapping and murder of two drug dealers, and the attempted murder of two New Jersey police officers. In March 1977 Assata Shakur was convicted of murdering state trooper Werner Forrester and was imprisoned. Two years later she broke out of the maximum-security wing of Clinton Correctional Facility in New Jersey, pistol in hand, as she and three cohorts sped out of the prison grounds. In 1984 she was granted political asylum in Cuba where she has lived ever since. On May 2, 2013, the FBI added her to the Most Wanted Terrorist List, the first woman to be listed. "Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave" is the story of Assata Shakur, before she became a fugitive and since.

Assata Shakur

  • Filename: assata-shakur.
  • ISBN: 6130060270
  • Release Date: 2009-10
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Frederic P. Miller
  • Publisher: Alphascript Publishing

Assata Shakur. Tupac Shakur, William Kunstler, Silvia Baraldini, Ralph Penza, National Conference of Black Lawyers, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women

Fugitive Thought

  • Filename: fugitive-thought.
  • ISBN: 0816643148
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Michael Roy Hames-Garcia
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

In Fugitive Thought, Michael Hames-Garca argues that writings by prisoners are instances of practical social theory that seek to transform the world. Unlike other authors who have studied prisons or legal theory, Hames-Garca views prisoners as political and social thinkers whose ideas are as important as those of lawyers and philosophers.As key moral terms like "justice," "solidarity," and "freedom" have come under suspicion in the post-Civil Rights era, political discussions on the Left have reached an impasse. Fugitive Thought reexamines and reinvigorates these concepts through a fresh approach to philosophies of justice and freedom, combining the study of legal theory and of prison literature to show how the critiques and moral visions of dissidents and participants in prison movements can contribute to the shaping and realization of workable ethical conceptions. Fugitive Thought focuses on writings by black and Latina/o lawyers and prisoners to flesh out the philosophical underpinnings of ethical claims within legal theory and prison activism.Michael Hames-Garca is assistant professor of English and of philosophy, interpretation, and culture at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Still Black still strong

  • Filename: still-black-still-strong.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015048771177
  • Release Date: 1993-01-01
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Dhoruba Bin Wahad
  • Publisher: Semiotext

an essential document of the Black Panther Party written by three leading thinkers and party activists who were jailed following the FBI'S 1969 mandate to destroy the organization "by any means possible."

Assata Shakur

  • Filename: assata-shakur.
  • ISBN: 5510545119
  • Release Date: 2013-01
  • Number of pages: 172
  • Author: Jesse Russel
  • Publisher: Book on Demand Limited

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Assata Olugbala Shakur (born July 16, 1947 as JoAnne Deborah Byron, married name Chesimard) is an African-American activist and escaped convict who was a member of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and Black Liberation Army (BLA). Between 1971 and 1973, Shakur was accused of several crimes and made the subject of a multi-state manhunt.

Free Assata

  • Filename: free-assata.
  • ISBN: OCLC:910909245
  • Release Date: 1976*
  • Number of pages: 18
  • Author:
  • Publisher:

Assata Shakur, who was a member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, was born JoAnne Chesimard, in 1947 in New York, N.Y. She was convicted of murdering a New Jersey State Trooper in 1973.

Inadmissible Evidence

  • Filename: inadmissible-evidence.
  • ISBN: 0595141706
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: Evelyn A. Williams
  • Publisher: Backinprint.Com

Excerpts from Kirkus Review (11-1-1993) “Any analysis of the American Black experience demands close attention to both the political and the personal, and this extraordinary memoir by Williams … offers just that, as well as making a noteworthy contribution to recent American legal History.” “Becoming a Children’s Court probation officer … she contended with the political pressures of placing the children of Ethel and Julus Rosenberg … In the early 70’s, the author took on her most important case, defending her niece, Assata Shakur, “leader” of the Black Liberation Army.”

Revolutionary Women

  • Filename: revolutionary-women.
  • ISBN: 9781604862003
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 123
  • Author: Queen of the Neighbourhood
  • Publisher: PM Press

Combining short biographies with striking and usable stencil images of 30 female activists, Anarchists, feminists, freedom-fighters and visionaries, this is an invaluable, genre-crossing resource guaranteed to educate and inspire. Drawing on backgrounds as disparate as zine-making, art, activism and academia, New Zealand's all-female Queen of the Neighbourhood Collective has combined forces to create its first book, a subversive portrait history of women who have spent their lives fighting, often violently, for what they believe in.

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