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Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave

Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave

  • Title: Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave
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  • ISBN : 9781939521606
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  • Page : 210 pages


In May 1973, Assata Olugbala Shakur was involved in a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike in which she was accused of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and assaulting Trooper James Harper This resulted in her indictment of first degree murder of Foerster and seven other felonies related to the shootout A member of the Black Panther Party, she became a prim In May 1973, Assata Olugbala Shakur was involved in a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike in which she was accused of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and assaulting Trooper James Harper This resulted in her indictment of first degree murder of Foerster and seven other felonies related to the shootout A member of the Black Panther Party, she became a prime target of the Federal Bureau of Investigations Counterintelligence Program When she joined the Black Liberation Army and went into hiding, between 1973 and 1977, she was placed on the FBIs Most Wanted List for three bank robberies, the kidnapping and murder of two drug dealers, and the attempted murder of two New Jersey police officers In March 1977 Assata Shakur was convicted of murdering state trooper Werner Forrester and was imprisoned Two years later she broke out of the maximum security wing of Clinton Correctional Facility in New Jersey, pistol in hand, as she and three cohorts sped out of the prison grounds In 1984 she was granted political asylum in Cuba where she has lived ever since On May 2, 2013, the FBI added her to the Most Wanted Terrorist List, the first woman to be listed Assata Shakur A 20th Century Escaped Slave is the story of Assata Shakur, before she became a fugitive and since


Author Barbara Casey

Barbara Casey is the author of ten award winning novels and numerous articles, poems, and short stories She lives on a mountain in northwest Georgia with her husband, her miniature dachshund named Fitz, and Benton, a hound mix who adopted her.




Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave Reviews (14)

  • See of my book reviews on my blog, Literary FlitsI hadn t heard of Assata Shakur or the organisation with which she was associated, the Black Liberation Army, in America prior to reading Barbara Casey s book so was very interested to learn about this period in the country s history The title, A 20 [..]

  • This book was a fast, informative read It is about Assata Shakur who was imprisoned and later escaped and fled to Cuba It centers around the racial tensions in America that have existed for many, many years She was an advocate of Black rights.It is obvious from the beginning that the author did a gr [..]

  • Assata Shakur A 20th Century Escaped Slave by Barbara Casey was a well written adult non fiction book that followed the life of Assata Olugbala Shakur I personally liked the fact that the book was about Assata Olugbala Shakur both before and after she became a fugitive I found it interesting to lear [..]

  • To be honest, I had never heard of the name Assata Shakur until this book Although, to be fair I was not even born until 1982 So, by this time, Assata Shakur was already living in Cuba and a lot of the heat had died down I was drawn to this book because I am always intrigued to read people s stories [..]

  • In selecting Assata Shakur for this engaging biographical treatment, Barbara Casey faced a formidable challenge profiling one of the incendiary figures of 20th century racial politics Under the pen of a lesser author, this work would have been undermined by the injection of judgmental prose Still e [..]

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