- Category: Race & Liberation
- Created on Sunday, 04 December 2011 16:00
- Written by Nat Winn
Forty-two years ago today, Fred Hampton was murdered by the Chicago Police Dept. with FBI cooperation.
As Deputy Chairman of the Black Panther Party's Chicago chapter, he brought about a truce between various street gangs in Chicago, organized weekly rallies, worked with the BPP's local People's Clinic, taught political education classes, and launched a project for community supervision of the police.
He was twenty-one years old when Chicago police gunned him down in his bed, after he had been drugged by his bodyguard, who was an FBI operative. Despite their attempts at a cover-up, Chicago Police Dept. were exposed in the documentary "The Murder of Fred Hampton" which we have provided below in its entirety. This film does not only reveal the lengths to which Chicago PD, along with the FBI, went to kill Fred Hampton, and destroy the Black Panthers, but also portrays his talents as a speaker, organizer and thinker who was tireless in his efforts to fuse revolutionary politics with the people.