Assata

Assata
Author: Assata Shakur
Pages: 274
ISBN: 1556520743
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Zed Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Angela Davis

Angela Davis
Author: Angela Y. Davis
Pages: 420
ISBN: 1642595683
Available:
Release: 2021-10-19
Editor: Haymarket Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Featuring a new introduction by the author, Angela Davis: An Autobiography is a classic account of a life in struggle.

Assata

Assata
Author: Assata Shakur
Pages: 384
ISBN: 6053144053
Available:
Release: 2019-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: tr

Explanation of the Book:

Still Black Still Strong

Still Black  Still Strong
Author: Dhoruba Bin Wahad,Mumia Abu-Jamal,Assata Shakur
Pages: 272
ISBN: UOM:39015048771177
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: Semiotext(e) / Active Agents
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Still Black Still Strong is 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." Still Black, Still Strong is partly based upon the 1989 videotape Framing The Panthers by producers Chris Bratton and Annie Goldson. It recounts the stories of Dhoruba Bin Wahad, Mumia Abu-Jamal and Assata Shakur, all of whom were arrested and jailed during the COINTELPRO probe of the Black Panther Party. Dhoruba Bin Wahad, who organized chapters of the Black Panther Party in New York and along the Estern Seaboard and worked with tenants in Harlem and on drug rehabilitation in the Bronx, was accused of murdering two officers while still in his teens and imprisoned for 19 years. He always maintained his innocence and won his freedom by forcing the FBI to release thousands of classified documents proving that he had been framed. The justice department eventually rescinded Bin Wahad's conviction and he was released in 1990, seven months after the documentary premiered. Mumia Abu-Jamal, a journalist who headed the Black Panther free breakfast program for inner-city school children in Philadelphia, was also accused of the murder of an officer and sent on death-row, where he still is today. Assata Shakur was a college educated social worker in her twenties when she was accused of shooting a cop, then arrested and tortured and denied medical treatment. Her interview was conducted in Cuba where she has been exiled since her escape from a New Jersey women's prison in 1975. Bin Wahad, Shakur and Abu-Jamal offer a little-known history and an incisive analysis of the Black Panthers' original goals, which the U.S. Government has tried to distort and suppress. As one confidential, 1969, memo to J. Edgar Hoover put it, "The Negro youth and moderates must be made to understand that if they succumb to revolutionary teaching, they will be dead revolutionaries."

Assata Taught Me

Assata Taught Me
Author: Donna Murch
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1642595187
Available:
Release: 2021-08-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Incisive analysis of the history and politics of Black liberation struggle by radical scholar Donna Murch.

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

The Making of Black Female Revolutionaries   Growing Consciousness and Change of Identity in the Autobiographies of Assata Shakur and Elaine Brown
Author: Jessica Menz
Pages: 92
ISBN: 9783638947626
Available:
Release: 2008-06
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Assata

Assata
Author: Anonim
Pages: 390
ISBN: 0992208580
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Assata Taught Me

Assata Taught Me
Author: Kalungi Ssebandeke
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781786821102
Available:
Release: 2017-05-04
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fanuco's taking English lessons from the only American he knows. The thing is, she's the FBI's most wanted woman and he's a Cuban teenager desperate to live the American Dream. When will he realize his mentor is a former Black Panther, a convicted felon and has a million dollars on her head?

Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur
Author: Barbara Casey
Pages: 210
ISBN: 1939521602
Available:
Release: 2017-02-15
Editor: Strategic Media Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Inadmissible Evidence

Inadmissible Evidence
Author: Evelyn A. Williams
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0595141706
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Backinprint.Com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.”

Assata Loves Her Hair

Assata Loves Her Hair
Author: Ashley Minatee- Donkor
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1714877698
Available:
Release: 2020-05-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Assata is a young girl who exemplifies: pride, culture, and self gratification even when her appearance is questioned.

Assata

Assata
Author: Assata Shakur
Pages: 274
ISBN: 1641605014
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur, aka JoAnne Chesimard, lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J. Edgar Hoover's campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in 1977 as an accomplice to murder. ... Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from prison. She was given political asylum by Cuba, where she now resides.

Cuban Revolution in America

Cuban Revolution in America
Author: Teishan A. Latner
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781469635477
Available:
Release: 2018-01-11
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cuba's grassroots revolution prevailed on America's doorstep in 1959, fueling intense interest within the multiracial American Left even as it provoked a backlash from the U.S. political establishment. In this groundbreaking book, historian Teishan A. Latner contends that in the era of decolonization, the Vietnam War, and Black Power, socialist Cuba claimed center stage for a generation of Americans who looked to the insurgent Third World for inspiration and political theory. As Americans studied the island's achievements in education, health care, and economic redistribution, Cubans in turn looked to U.S. leftists as collaborators in the global battle against inequality and allies in the nation's Cold War struggle with Washington. By forging ties with organizations such as the Venceremos Brigade, the Black Panther Party, and the Cuban American students of the Antonio Maceo Brigade, and by providing political asylum to activists such as Assata Shakur, Cuba became a durable global influence on the U.S. Left. Drawing from extensive archival and oral history research and declassified FBI and CIA documents, this is the first multidecade examination of the encounter between the Cuban Revolution and the U.S. Left after 1959. By analyzing Cuba's multifaceted impact on American radicalism, Latner contributes to a growing body of scholarship that has globalized the study of U.S. social justice movements.

People from Queens

People from Queens
Author: Source Wikipedia
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1230645594
Available:
Release: 2013-09
Editor: Booksllc.Net
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 206. Chapters: Assata Shakur, Martin Scorsese, Malcolm X, Nancy Reagan, Donald Trump, Nicki Minaj, Bernadette Peters, Rosie O'Donnell, Byron Brown, Ron Carey (labor leader), John Zorn, Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Jay Gould, Michael Savage, Ramones, John Williams, Bernhard Goetz, Paul Simon, Nas, Mae West, Al Sharpton, Joseph Massino, Peter T. King, John McEnroe, Danielle Harris, Bob Turner (politician), Paul Bowles, Andrew Cuomo, David Horowitz, Susan Sarandon, Jeffrey R. MacDonald, Anthrax (band). 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...

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde
Author: Audre Lorde
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780393254402
Available:
Release: 2000-02-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets. "These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page."—Adrienne Rich "The first declaration of a black, lesbian feminist identity took place in these poems, and set the terms—beautifully, forcefully—for contemporary multicultural and pluralist debate."—Publishers Weekly "This is an amazing collection of poetry by . . . one of our best contemporary poets. . . . Her poems are powerful, often political, always lyrical and profoundly moving."—Chuckanut Reader Magazine "What a deep pleasure to encounter Audre Lorde's most potent genius . . . you will welcome the sheer accessibility and the force and beauty of this volume."—Out Magazine

Want to Start a Revolution

Want to Start a Revolution
Author: Dayo F. Gore,Jeanne Theoharis,Komozi Woodard
Pages: 353
ISBN: 9780814783146
Available:
Release: 2009-12
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of the black freedom struggle in America has been overwhelmingly male-centric, starring leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Huey Newton. With few exceptions, black women have been perceived as supporting actresses; as behind-the-scenes or peripheral activists, or rank and file party members. But what about Vicki Garvin, a Brooklyn-born activist who became a leader of the National Negro Labor Council and guide to Malcolm X on his travels through Africa? What about Shirley Chisholm, the first black Congresswoman? From Rosa Parks and Esther Cooper Jackson, to Shirley Graham DuBois and Assata Shakur, a host of women demonstrated a lifelong commitment to radical change, embracing multiple roles to sustain the movement, founding numerous groups and mentoring younger activists. Helping to create the groundwork and continuity for the movement by operating as local organizers, international mobilizers, and charismatic leaders, the stories of the women profiled in Want to Start a Revolution? help shatter the pervasive and imbalanced image of women on the sidelines of the black freedom struggle. Contributors: Margo Natalie Crawford, Prudence Cumberbatch, Johanna Fernández, Diane C. Fujino, Dayo F. Gore, Joshua Guild, Gerald Horne, Ericka Huggins, Angela D. LeBlanc-Ernest, Joy James, Erik McDuffie, Premilla Nadasen, Sherie M. Randolph, James Smethurst, Margaret Stevens, and Jeanne Theoharis.

African Women ICT and Neoliberal Politics

African Women  ICT and Neoliberal Politics
Author: Assata Zerai
Pages: 171
ISBN: 9781351363655
Available:
Release: 2018-09-28
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How can we promote people-centered governance in Africa? Cell phones/ information and communications technology (ICT) are shown to be linked to neoliberal understandings of more democratic governance structures, defined by the Worldwide Governance Indicators as: the rule of law, corruption-control, regulation quality, government effectiveness, political stability/no violence, and voice and accountability. However, these indicators fall short: they do note emphasize gender equity or pro-poor policies. Writing from an African feminist scholar-activist perspective, Assata Zerai emphasizes the voices of women in two ways: (1) she examines how women's access to ICT makes a difference to the success of people-centered governance structures; and (2) she demonstrates how African women's scholarship, too often marginalized, must be used to expand and redefine the goals and indicators of democratice governance in African countries. Challenging the status quo that praises the contributions of cell phones to the diffusion of knowledge and resultant better governance in Africa, this book is an important read for scholars of politics and technology, gender and politics, and African Studies.

The Amazing Thoughts and Brilliant Ideas of Assata

The Amazing Thoughts and Brilliant Ideas of Assata
Author: Lambda Publishing
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9798712460267
Available:
Release: 2021-02-22
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Best Gift idea for Assata UNDER 10 DOLLARS ! A beautifully personalised and stylised notebook for people named Assata. This 6x9 lined notebook is ready be filled bright starry ideas and thoughts. Great for organising and chronicling the events of life. This premium, portable design makes a perfect gift for free and creative thinkers! Unable to find a book with your name? Try searching for: Lambda "Your Name" notebook

Shakur Family

Shakur Family
Author: Source Wikipedia
Pages: 26
ISBN: 1230751122
Available:
Release: 2013-09
Editor: Booksllc.Net
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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...

The Black Register

The Black Register
Author: Tendayi Sithole
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781509542086
Available:
Release: 2020-04-09
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How can thinkers grapple with the question of the human when they have been dehumanized? How can black thinkers confront and make sense of a world structured by antiblackness, a world that militates against the very existence of blacks? These are the questions that guide Tendayi Sithole’s brilliant analyses of the work of Sylvia Wynter, Aimé Césaire, Steve Biko, Assata Shakur, George Jackson, Mabogo P. More, and a critique of Giorgio Agamben. Through his careful interrogation of their writings Sithole shows how the black register represents a uniquely critical perspective from which to confront worlds that are systematically structured to dehumanize. The black register is the ways of thinking, knowing and doing that emerge from existential struggles against antiblackness and that dwell in the lived experience of being black in an antiblack world. The black register is the force of critique that comes from thinkers who are dehumanized, and who in turn question, define, and analyze the reality that they are in, in order to reframe it and unmask the forces that inform subjection. This book redefines the arc of critical black thought over the last seventy-five years and it will be an indispensable text for anyone concerned with the deep and enduring ways in which race structures our world and our thought.