Assata Shakur is an activist in the Black Liberation Army, as well as a former Black Panther member, Assata is now the only woman on the FBI’s most-wanted list. In 1977, she was convicted of the 1973 murder of a state trooper; one year later, she escaped and became a political refugee in Cuba, where she still lives. Beyond those fixed events, however, is a woman made up of the million histories of a people who came before her, whose collective stories she has made into her own. “Assata”, which is as much an autobiography as it is a narrated history of a whole race and social class, caught in a particular moment in time. In which in her book she describes, the intricacies of the Black Liberation struggle are captured and history is debunked: Abraham Lincoln or George Washington become old, bigoted men; hardened criminals become martyrs.
She continues to be a political advocate for social injustices while residing in Cuba. She will always be an important piece of Black History.
A great way to research more about Assata Shakur is reading her autobiography, which I mentioned called, “Assata: an autobiography”. Below is the cover of the book, click it be directed to Amazon to purchase.
“A revolutionary woman can’t have no reactionary man.” – Assata Shakur
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