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Heritage – Fred Hampton – Civil Rights Activist, Revolutionary

Fred-Hampton“You can jail the revolutionary, but you can’t jail the revolution…You might murder a freedom fighter like Bobby Hunton, but you can’t murder freedom fighting.”

– Fred Hampton.

  • Born Frederick Allen Hampton on August 30, 1948 in Summit, Illinois; raised in Maywood, Illinois
  • Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Youth Council President NAACP
  • Chairman of Illinois chapter Black Panther Party
  • Deputy Chairman of the national Black Panther Party
  • Community Organizer
  • Founder of the Rainbow Coalition (Black Panther Party, The Patriot Party, Young Patriots Organization, American Indian Movement, White Panther Party, Brown Berets, Young Lords, I Wor Kuen)
  • Brokered treaties between prominent street gangs in Chicago
  • Targeted by J. Edgar Hoover’s COINTELPRO program to discredit
  • Assassinated in his sleep by the FBI and Chicago police during a raid on December 4, 1969

 

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