29 Greatest Assata Shakur Quotes

29 Greatest Assata Shakur Quotes

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Assata Shakur is an African American activist and escaped convict. She was a member of the Black Panther Party and was very active in protests. She was accused of many crimes including murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, and back robbery. She was convicted in the mid 1970′s and escaped in 1979. She has been at large ever since and is still on the FBI’s most wanted terrorist list.

“A revolutionary woman can’t have no reactionary man.”

“A woman’s place is in the struggle.”

“All you have to do is ask yourselves, who controls the government? And who are the victims of that control?”

“And it is that one percent, the heads of large corporations, who control the policies of news media and determine what you and I hear on radio, read in the newspapers, see on television. It is more important for us to think about where the media gets its information.”

“Are you ready to sacrifice to end world hunger? To sacrifice to end colonialism? To end neo-colonialism? To end racism? To end sexism?”

“Being a warrior and being a struggler has been forced on me by oppression, otherwise I would have been free to be so much more.”

“Black people will never be free unless black women participate in every aspect of our struggle, on every level of our struggle.”

“Dreams and reality are opposites. Action synthesizes them.”

“Evolution is love.”

“How dare they call us terrorists when we were being terrorized? Terror was a constant part of my life….We lived under police terror.”

“I believe in life. And I have seen the death parade”

“I Believe In The Fire Of Love And The Sweat Of Truth.”

“I have advocated and I still advocate revolutionary change.”

“I must confess that waltzes do not move me, I guess I hummed the blues too early, and spent too many midnights out wailing to the rain.”

“I realized that I was connected to Africa.”

“I think that in order to struggle you have to be creative. In my life, creativity has been something that has sustained me; it awoke my spiritual struggle.”

“I was like Houdini, I plotted day and night. There was no way I was going to spend the rest of my life in prison for something I didn’t do.
march through the torso of the earth, sculpting mud bodies in its path.”

“No one is going to give you the education. You need to overthrow them.”

“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.”

“Our desire to be free has got to manifest itself in everything we are and do.”

“Peace is a rare gift. Peace of mind, peaceful sleeps, and peaceful spirits are all luxuries that few rebels can ever afford.”

“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.”

“Sisters Black people will never be free unless Black women participate in every aspect of the struggle.”

“The rulers of this country have always considered their property more important than our lives.”

“We are pregnant with freedom.”

“We can’t afford to be spectators, while our lives deteriorate. We have to truly love our people and work to make that love stronger.”

“When Black people seriously organize and take up arms to fight for our liberation, there will be a lot of white people who will drop dead from no other reason than their own guilt and fear.”

“You died. I cried. And kept on getting up. A little slower. And a lot more deadly.”