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Assata Shakur and the black girl experience

 

I’m currently writing a book (word to the wise: do not write a book) and doing so has given me occasion to revisit Assata Shakur’s autobiography. I’ve never forgotten how powerful and transformative a book it is, but picking it up in these movement times has been newly enlightening.

 

I’m currently writing a book (word to the wise: do not write a book) and doing so has given me occasion to revisit Assata Shakur’s autobiography. I’ve never forgotten how powerful and transformative a book it ...

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Quick Hit: Assata Shakur’s open letter from 1998

Check out this open letter from Assata Shakur, the revolutionary living in exile in Cuba who recently became the first woman named by the FBI to its “Most Wanted Terrorists” list. In the letter, which is from 1998, the author details her history with the criminal justice system, but focuses not on what makes her life exceptional but on how her individual struggle can teach us about the U.S. government’s treatment of historically marginalized people. Via Frontlines of the Revolutionary Struggle:

I have been a political activist most of my life, and although the U.S. government has done everything in its power to criminalize me, I am not a criminal, nor have I ever been one. In the ...

Check out this open letter from Assata Shakur, the revolutionary living in exile in Cuba who recently became the first woman named by the FBI to its “Most Wanted Terrorists” list. In the letter, which ...