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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. 204 more words

Black People In America

Excerpt from Assata Shakur's Autobiography

“I wasn’t against communism, but I can’t say I was for it either. At first, I viewed it suspiciously, as some kind of white man’s concoction, until I read works by African revolutionaries and studied the African liberation movements. 156 more words


Free my mind

So my mentor gave me this book.. this book is thick… the cover is enticing… I was unsure if I wanted to read it..

This woman..   159 more words

Assata Shakur #BlackPanthersAt50

Born JoAnne Deborah Byron 7/16/47 in Jamaica Queens, New York.
Joined the BPP, coordinated the breakfast program and was a leading member of the Harlem branch. 182 more words

Assata Shakur - Black History Month

My name is Assata (“she who struggles”) Olugbala ( “for the people” ) Shakur (“the thankful one”), and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of  government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government’s policy towards people of color.

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Incarceration: Still a Reality

My research topic for this semester will be on prison reform and the issues with incarceration. In a piece written by Assata Shakur called “Women in Prison: How We Are,” (1978); a chapter from the African American Anthology, … 336 more words