Today is Assata Shakur‘s birthday, a political fugitive who escaped to Cuba in 1979 after being convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper. In honor of her birthday, check out her most powerful words.
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1. Assata Shakur
Today is Assata Shakur’s birthday, a political fugitive who escaped to Cuba in 1979 after being convicted of killing a state trooper. In honor of her birthday, check out her most powerful words.
“No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history and your true heroes because they know that knowledge will help set you free.”— Mzilikazi wa Afrika (@IamMzilikazi) July 16, 2018
~ Assata Shakur pic.twitter.com/wvT8ZqNIgr
Assata Shakur asking the important questions, as always: pic.twitter.com/sqT3zwY2yq— 𝗖𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗕𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗬ᴵᵁ⁵ #SulongWagPatinag⁷ (@MarchingHere) July 16, 2018
Do you agree with Assata Shakur?— The Black Detour (@theblackdetour) July 15, 2018
"A revolutionary woman can't have no reactionary man. If he's not about liberation, if he's not about struggle, if he ain't about building a strong Black family, if he ain't about building a strong Black nation, then he ain't about nothing."
“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.”— The Way of Absolute Accountability (@vapemyworld) July 15, 2018
― Assata Shakur
"This planet needs a people’s— The Crisis Magazine (@thecrisismag) July 16, 2018
r/evolution. a humanist r/evolution....we need a r/evolution of the mind. we need a r/evolution of the heart. we need a r/evolution of the spirit.
The power of the people is stronger than any weapon." ~Assata Shakur
Born #OTD July 16, 1947 pic.twitter.com/DZhT8ko3P1
Happy Birthday, Assata Shakur!: “Only a fool lets somebody else tell him who his enemy is.”— Thohoyandou 🇿🇦 🇧🇼 (@AlbaMokopane) July 16, 2018
We had to learn that we're beautiful. We had to relearn something forcefully taken from us. We had to learn about Black power. People have power if we unite. We learned the importance of coming together and being active.— Remember R Sobukwe (@RamarumoTshiko1) July 14, 2018
- Assata Shakur #Africans #TheMoneyShow #WorldCup #BLF pic.twitter.com/VNPlsnQmwk
-Assata Shakur'— larry rush (@rushljr) July 15, 2018
"People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave."