Assata
An Autobiography

Shakur, Assata
Publisher:  Lawrence Hill
Year Published:  1989  
Pages:  320pp   ISBN:  0-88208-222-1
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18730

On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur, aka Joanne Chesimard, lay in the 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 an FBI campaign to harass Black nationalist organizations she was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in 1977.

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