Posted By: Candace
My book for February 2013 is called, "Assata." It is by Assata Shakur (Tupac Shakur's Aunt), with forewads by Angela Davis and Lennox S. Hinds. I found this book while searching for an Angela Davis biography on my kindle. I found out that Assata was raised in my hometown; Wilmington, North Carolina. I searched her name online and her life interested me, so I decided to download the book.
Assata Olugbala Shakur was born JoAnne Deborah Byron in Jamaica, Queens, New York. Assata means "warlike" or "she who struggles." She was a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. She graduated from the City College of New York. She has been accused of several crimes including; murder, armed robbery, and kidnapping. In 1984 she was granted political asylum in Cuba; and she published her autobiography from there just 3 years later.