Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave by Barbara CaseyAssata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave by Barbara Casey

Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave

byBarbara Casey

Paperback | March 3, 2017

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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 Investigation's Counterintelligence Program. When she joined the Black Liberation Army and went into hiding, between 1973 and 1977, she was placed on the FBI's 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.
Barbara Casey is a partner in Strategic Media Books, and president of the Barbara Casey Agency, representing authors throughout the United States, Great Britain, and Japan. She is also a manuscript consultant and the author of numerous articles, poems, and short stories. Her award-winning novels have received national recognition.
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Title:Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped SlaveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:210 pages, 6 × 9 × 0.58 inPublished:March 3, 2017Publisher:Strategic Media BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1939521602

ISBN - 13:9781939521606

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