Re: [PoliticallyInspired] Seeking Recommendations for Political Memoir Book Month!

From: user 1.
Sent on: Friday, September 24, 2010 3:12 PM
Hi Meghan,

I'd like to suggest the autobiography of Assata Shakur ("Assata: An 
Autobiography"), and also people can check out the Hands Off Assata 
website at­.

On May[masked], 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.  Assata spent six and a half 
years in prison under brutal circumstances [including being incarcarated 
with white-power racist gangs] before escaping out of the maximum security 
wing of the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey in 1979 
and moving to Cuba [where she was granted political assylum].  It should 
be noted that the FBI targeted Assata and the Black Panther party 
under the COINTELPRO program, and that at trial medical experts testified 
that there was no possible way Assata could have fired a gun, and that her 
hands were in the air when she was shot.


On Fri, 24 Sep 2010, Meghan wrote:

> Hi all,
> As we'll be reading a political memoir in November, seems like a good time
> to get a list of possible books going. Please add your suggestions by
> Tuesday, September 28th at 5pm. Suggestions will be added to a poll so we
> can vote and choose a book by Friday October 1st!
> Either post suggestions on the event page, or feel free to email directly to
> me!
> Warmly,
> Meghan
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