I voted for Assata: An Autobiography because I think it's a good jumping off point considering the location of the discussion. I am not sure how much I'll be able to lend to discussion because of my schedule currently but I love the idea. You might even consider setting up a time to chat about the books on the list.
"Oh Africa! When shall be the term of thy long degradation? Behold here, even now, I pledge thee, O my Mother, that I shall devote my years to thee, shall work for thy redemption, shall love thee and be proud of thee and glory in thy power now lying dormant and shall strive to bring it to the light. Take my youth, my labors, my love, my all and do thou when I shall have died for thee, take me to thy bosom, an untamed, untamable African." -Hubert Harrison