Assata: An Autobiography - Chapters 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7 and 8 Summary and Analysis

In chapter seven, Kamau and Assata are acquitted of the bank robbery, and Assata receives a great deal of attention from the media back at the Morristown jail in New Jersey. Assata and Evelyn had reconciled, so Evelyn is back on the case. Unfortunately, the judge sends the case back to the state court. Evelyn thoroughly questions possible jurors, who finally admitt to some form of racism or prejudice towards black people. Outside, Nazis marched in front of the courthouse, and New Jersey was known as the "Upsouth" with many KKK members and Nazis.

Assata realizes she is pregnant and is very happy but also helpless to protect her unborn child. She has pains and sees the doctor. He says she might miscarry and suggests she have an abortion and refuses to call a gynecologist. Assata's lawyers are able...

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