However, assata's liberation was and is a living reality and what is important is that we understand how and why such a victory can happen and still exist in our present day, when there is still a bounty, the people are still the victors and her life and the blood that flows through her veins is proof of it. In the video, assata shakur's voice is high-pitched and soft, out of sync with the fact that she is a notorious fugitive convicted of the murder of a new jersey state trooper. — assata, page 207 thirty-four years ago this november 2, in 1980, black revolutionary assata shakur escaped from the clinton correctional facility for women in new jersey, with the help of comrades wielding 45 caliber pistols. Sundiata acoli is serving a life sentence for the 1973 murder of a new jersey state trooper during a shootout in which assata shakur was also arrested shakur escaped in 1979 and fled to cuba.
The new york of assata shakur's childhood was a harsh place for black girls race riots and white flight killed the economic and social boom that harlem had enjoyed before world war ii had ended, and an economic depression had settled over the black communities in every borough of the city. Assata: exile since 1979 on may 2 1973, black panther activist assata shakur (fsn) joanne chesimard, was pulled over by the new jersey state police, shot twice and then charged with murder of a police officer. 10 great quotes from the autobiography of assata shakur, activist, writer, poet, former member of the black liberation army, and international icon of the black freedom struggle.
Assata shakur is a domestic terrorist and a convicted murderer the fact that groups of young children are being indoctrinated to admire her and her politics is disturbing the fact that colin kaepernick supports this should tell you something about where his protest of the national anthem is coming from. At a time when cuban american relations were already bad, allowing black liberation activist assata shakur to find refuge on the island only made matters worse. About the author: assata shakur is the fbi's most wanted woman a former member of the black panther party and black liberation army, in 1979 she escaped from prison, was granted asylum in cuba, and has been a fugitive ever since.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, assata shakur is someone who has been a target of aggressive state persecution, prosecution, and incarceration, but who managed to slip the noose and burst. Eyes of the rainbow deals with the life of assata shakur, the black panther and black liberation army leader who escaped from prison and was given political asylum in cuba, where she has lived. Action alerts current alert: may 2010-october 2010 - download and distribute a minimum of 1,500 hands off assata fliers in your city - organize a hands off assata rally or informational which facilitates discussions about assata's case and thoes of other political prisoners or wrongly convicted afrikans. Black activist joanne deborah chesimard leaves a courthouse april 25, 1977, in new brunswick, nj now known as assata shakur, she escaped prison in 1979 while serving a life term for murder and.
Assata is a strong afrikan soldier who dared to take revolution on her own shoulders and carry it to its next transition, and her contributions, sacrifices and struggles will always be historic, a guiding light for those who dare to bear the torch, and our sista will always be a living martyr for the struggle. Affirmation - assata shakur by stephanie rooker w/true human design, spiritchild, released 16 july 2010 affirmation i believe in living i believe in the spectrum of beta days and gamma people i believe in sunshine in windmills and waterfalls, tricycles and rocking chairs. Assata was a step-aunt and godmother to late hip-hop icon tupac shakur, the stepson of her brother mutulu shakur tupac's parents afeni and billy were active members of the black panther party 10.
A leading figure in the 70s black liberation army, shakur was given life for murder in 1977 two years later, she escaped and has been on the run since. Assata: an autobiography by assata shakur 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 had claimed the life of a white state trooper.
Synopsis 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 had claimed the life of a white state trooper. 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. 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 had claimed the life of a white state trooper.