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Assata

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

Assata Taught Me

Author : Kalungi Ssebandeke
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You will put away with these words then we will see who you really are. Assata is the only American Fanuco knows, and he’s a Cuban teenager desperate to live the American Dream. When will he realise his mentor is in fact Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther, a convicted felon and has 2 million dollars on her head? The world premiere of Ssebandeke’s gripping and tense play explores the black struggle across generations and genders. The story of an imagined friendship. This is Kalungi Ssebandeke’s first full length play.

Shakur Family

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Afeni Shakur, Assata Shakur, Mopreme Shakur, Mutulu Shakur, Tupac Shakur. Excerpt: 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. In May 1973 Shakur was involved in a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike, during which New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and BLA member Zayd Malik Shakur were killed and Shakur and Trooper James Harper were wounded. Between 1973 and 1977, Shakur was indicted in relation to six other alleged criminal incidents-charged with murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, bank robbery, and kidnapping-resulting in three acquittals and three dismissals. In 1977, she was convicted of the first-degree murder of Foerster and of seven other felonies related to the shootout. Shakur was then incarcerated in several prisons, where her treatment drew criticism from some human rights groups. She escaped from prison in 1979 and has been living in Cuba in political asylum since 1984. Since May 2, 2005, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has classified her as a "domestic terrorist" and offered a $1 million reward for assistance in her capture. Attempts to extradite her have resulted in letters to the Pope and a Congressional resolution. Shakur is the step-aunt of the deceased hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur, the stepson of her brother Mutulu Shakur. Her life has been portrayed in literature, film and song. Shakur was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, on July 16, 1947, where she lived for three years with her parents and grandparents, Lula and Frank Hill. After her parents divorced in 1950, she spent most of her...

Assata in Her Own Words

Author : Assata Shakur
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Assata Speaks

Author : Assata Shakur
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Imprisoned Intellectuals

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These essays, by writer-activists incarcerated because of their political beliefs and acts, offer some controversial and thought-provoking theories of contemporary social change and liberation movements. Visit our website for sample chapters!

From Somewhere in the World

Author : Assata Shakur
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People Convicted of Murder by New Jersey

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Assata Shakur, Jesse Timmendequas, Bruno Hauptmann, Richard Kuklinski, Charles Cullen, Edgar Smith, Thomas Trantino, John List, Max B, Joseph Kallinger, Robert Zarinsky, Peter Kudzinowski, Richard Biegenwald, Fred Neulander, Joseph Kuklinski, Henry Colin Campbell, Antoine le Blanc, Ralph Hudson, Joseph Ernst. Excerpt: 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. In May 1973 Shakur was involved in a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike, during which New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and BLA member Zayd Malik Shakur were killed and Shakur and Trooper James Harper were wounded. Between 1973 and 1977, Shakur was indicted in relation to six other alleged criminal incidents-charged with murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, bank robbery, and kidnapping-resulting in three acquittals and three dismissals. In 1977, she was convicted of the first-degree murder of Foerster and of seven other felonies related to the shootout. Shakur was then incarcerated in several prisons, where her treatment drew criticism from some human rights groups. She escaped from prison in 1979 and has been living in Cuba in political asylum since 1984. Since May 2, 2005, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has classified her as a "domestic terrorist" and offered a $1 million reward for assistance in her capture. Attempts to extradite her have resulted in letters to the Pope and a Congressional resolution. Shakur is the step-aunt of the deceased hip hop icon Tupac Shakur (the sister of his stepfather, Mutulu Shakur). Her life has been portrayed in...

Women in Prison

Author : Assata Shakur
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Fugitive Thought

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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.

Black Panther Party Members

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 76. Chapters: Assata Shakur, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Bobby Seale, H. Rap Brown, James Cromwell, Charles Barron, Fred Hampton, Chaka Khan, Stokely Carmichael, Huey P. Newton, B. Kwaku Duren, Jane Alpert, Bobby Rush, George Jackson, Elaine Brown, Aaron Dixon, Rice/Poindexter Case, Eldridge Cleaver, Alex Rackley, Marshall "Eddie" Conway, Malik Rahim, Robert Trivers, Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin, Bunchy Carter, Dhoruba al-Mujahid bin Wahad, Robert Hillary King, Kathleen Neal Cleaver, Michael Zinzun, Mark Clark, Anthony Bottom, George W. Sams, Jr., Donald L. Cox, Geronimo Pratt, Warren Kimbro, Emory Douglas, Richard Aoki, List of former members of the Black Panther Party, Michael Tabor, Bashir Hameed, Afeni Shakur, Ashanti Alston, Larry Pinkney, David Hilliard, Lonnie McLucas, Bobby Hutton, Kuwasi Balagoon, William Lee Brent, John Huggins, Pete O'Neal, Sekou Odinga. Excerpt: 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. In May 1973 Shakur was involved in a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike, during which New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and BLA member Zayd Malik Shakur were killed and Shakur and Trooper James Harper were wounded. Between 1973 and 1977, Shakur was indicted in relation to six other alleged criminal incidents-charged with murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, bank robbery, and kidnapping-resulting in three acquittals and three dismissals. In 1977, she was convicted of the first-degree murder of Foerster and of seven other felonies related to the shootout. Shakur was then incarcerated in several prisons, where her treatment drew criticism fr...

From Collards to Callaloo

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What would you do if being in love and happily married prevented you from meeting and knowing your only grandchild? From Collards to Callaloo: Poems & Letters to Assata is one woman's answer. From Collards to Callaloo is a passionate and inspiring collection of poems and letters written by a grandmother with southern roots whose lesbian identity has kept her from meeting and knowing her Jamaican-American granddaughter. Inspired by 11 years of absence, a painfully kept secret and the fear of never meeting, From Collards to Callaloo takes readers on a cross cultural journey to healing that's paved with letters to a granddaughter during each stage of her life as a young child, an adolescent and an adult. With each letter and each poem, stellar poet L'Monique King takes on the role of modern day griot as she writes from the heart, sharing provocative and insightful thoughts on life, love and womanhood. Written for the one person who may never read it and the many who need to, From Collards to Callaloo is the light of hope in a world where darkness is the void of not being able to share love, life and history.

Revolutionary Women

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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.

The Making of Black Female Revolutionaries Growing Consciousness and Change of Identity in the Autobiographies of Assata Shakur and Elaine Brown

Author : Jessica Menz
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,15, University of Bayreuth, 40 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In this thesis I will first briefly outline general aspects of the autobiographical genre, with emphasis on the tradition of life narratives written by African Americans. As this thesis focuses on two autobiographies written by women, I will also go into major characteristic aspects that distinguish their personal accounts from men's before introducing the autobiographies of Assata Shakur and Elaine Brown within the larger context. Chapter three will be dedicated to a closer look on their works. I will focus on Shakur's and Brown's representations of themselves as black women and their becoming revolutionaries within the dynamics of gender and power. I will illustrate important aspects of their identity formation during childhood and adolescence, e.g. family backgrounds, school education, ghetto life and their relationship to male age mates, as well as their slow process of identity change due to growing critical awareness and introduction to the Black Power Movement. I will also focus on whether and if yes, how, their current identity is again challenged within the Black Power Movement and especially within and outside of the Black Panther Party. Lastly I will shortly concentrate on the autobiographies' respective closures and how the two women see themselves, directly after leaving organized struggle behind (Brown) or from exile several years later (Shakur). By writing their autobiographies Brown and Shakur take advantage of the opportunity to tell their version of the story. How the two women create their identity and depict themselves retrospectively as being quite different from their public image will be the central focus of this paper.

Voices of a People s History of the United States

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Here in their own words are Frederick Douglass, George Jackson, Chief Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr., Plough Jogger, Sacco and Vanzetti, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain, and Malcolm X, to name just a few of the hundreds of voices that appear in Voices of a People's History of the United States, edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. Paralleling the twenty-four chapters of Zinn's A People's History of the United States, Voices of a People’s History is the long-awaited companion volume to the national bestseller. For Voices, Zinn and Arnove have selected testimonies to living history—speeches, letters, poems, songs—left by the people who make history happen but who usually are left out of history books—women, workers, nonwhites. Zinn has written short introductions to the texts, which range in length from letters or poems of less than a page to entire speeches and essays that run several pages. Voices of a People’s History is a symphony of our nation’s original voices, rich in ideas and actions, the embodiment of the power of civil disobedience and dissent wherein lies our nation’s true spirit of defiance and resilience.

Assata Shakur

Author : Barbara Casey
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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.

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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.

Breakthrough

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Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History

Author : Colin A. Palmer
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Contains primary source material.

Black Passports

Author : Stephanie Y. Evans
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A resource guide that uses African American memoir to address a variety of issues related to mentoring and curriculum development. In this resource guide for fostering youth empowerment, Stephanie Y. Evans offers creative commentary on two hundred autobiographies that contain African American travel memoirs of places around the world. The narratives are by such well-known figures as Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Billie Holiday, Maya Angelou, Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Muhammad Ali, Richard Pryor, Angela Davis, Condoleezza Rice, and President Barack Obama, as well as by many lesser-known travelers. The book addresses a variety of issues related to mentoring and curriculum development. It serves as a tool for “literary mentoring,” where students of all ages can gain knowledge and wisdom from texts in the same way achieved by one-on-one mentoring, and it also provides ideas for incorporating these memoirs into lessons on history, geography, vocabulary, and writing. Focusing on four main mentoring themes—life, school, work, and cultural exchange—Evans encourages readers to comb the texts for models of how to manage attitudes, behaviors, and choices in order to be successful in transnational settings. “This book provides a new and refreshing way to think about Black youth and issues of empowerment. It will be a useful tool for teachers, parents, scholars, and community organizers, leaders, and activists.” — Valerie Grim, Indiana University Bloomington