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Remembering Assata Shakur

I first learned about Assata Shakur while in Black Studies at Brown University. Before that, I had no idea such a woman existed because like much of our history, she has been erased. Personally, I feel a great sense of gratitude to her for the sacrifices she has made. Assata has been and continues to be an advocate for revolutionary change and self-determination for all oppressed people.

Today, she has been labeled a terrorist and is the first woman to be placed on the FBI’s most wanted list. I believe her autobiography, An Autobiography by Assata Shakur, is a must read.

Take a look at this video which includes a recording of Assata reading an open letter telling her story and describing her views. And as always please like, post, comment, and share…

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I am an activist, author, and teaching artist passionate about anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-imperialist education. I started Pens Up Press because I love to read and write and because I believe in the power of our people to liberate ourselves and each other through learning and grassroots activism. In conjunction with Pens Up Press, I manage the Uproar Poetry Group facilitating free creative writing workshops and supporting free open mic events. I live in Harlem with my dear friend Marcus Potts, my fiancee Xi'an Glynn, and my black cat Squeaky.

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