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  • Assata

  • By: Assata Shakur, Angela Davis - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sirena Riley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
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  • Story
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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 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.

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  • By The Black Awareness Book Club (On Facebook) on 10-06-17

A must read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-18

I truly enjoyed this book. It helped me to see some things in a different light than I had before. I learned about the BPP and COINTELPRO, things I had been vaguely introduced to before. Assata's story have me insight into why she felt the way she did about everthing. It makes me want to learn more about other history as well! Loved it!

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