Category: Assata Shakur

Martha Pitts: Remembering A Revolutionary

Martha Pitts: Remembering A Revolutionary By, Assata Shakur This is not an easy statement for me to write. Somehow, I thought that Martha would always be here. In my mind she was like Mt. Kilimanjaro, always strong, always solid, always standing tall. I met Martha about 30 years ago. She was a proud intelligent, irreverent […]

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An Open Letter From Assata

An Open Letter From Assata My name is Assata (she who struggles) Olugbala (for the people) Shakur (the thankful one), and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government’s policy […]

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Asante Sana from Assata Shakur

Asante Sana from Assata Shakur PLEASE REDISTRIBUTE First of all, let me say thank you, to the many people who have helped me to celebrate my 60th birthday. Thank you for your beautiful birthday cards and for your warm and eloquent messages. Thank you for your activism, your radiant energy and most of all for […]

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A Letter to the Pope, Havana Cuba

A Letter to the Pope, Havana Cuba From Assata Shakur March 1998 Your Holiness, I hope this letter finds you in good health, in good disposition, and enveloped in the spirit of goodness. I must confess that it had never occurred to me before to write to you, and I find myself overwhelmed and moved […]

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