The Life and Legacy of Fred Hampton
On this edition of Your Call, we'll mark the 50th anniversry of the police murder of Fred Hampton, a top leader of the Illinois Black Panther Party.
Fred Hampton, who was just 21 when he was murdered, negotiated peace between gangs and brought together a multiracial group of people to engage in a class struggle. In speeches, he explained how the ruling class used racism to exploit working people. Fifty years later, his activism lives on.
Jeffrey Haas, co-founder of the People's Law Office and author of The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered and Black Panther
Emory Douglas, graphic artist and former Minister of Culture for the Black Panthers
Chicago Sun-Times: Fred Hampton remembered as ‘focused, caring’ visionary