“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
Fred was my first cousin. I just went to visit his mother, my Aunt Iberia in the nursing home a few days ago. She’s 94 years young! He’s certainly missed and I often wonder what it would be like if he were still around.
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