Why the assassination of Fred Hampton matterz today

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August 31, 2016 by socialaction2014

Moorbey'z Blog

by David A. Love

Fred Hampton
Fred Hampton

Fred Hampton. Say his name.

On this anniversary of the slaying of the Black Panther leader in Chicago — when black people face the fight of their lives — it is important for us to understand why his life and death mean so much to us now.

The charismatic chair of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party accomplished a great deal before he was cut down at the age of 21. Hampton headed the Chicago chapter of the Panthers, where he formed a multiracial “rainbow coalition” of organizations, including Students for a Democratic Society, the Blackstone Rangers street gang, and a Puerto Rican organization known as the National Young Lords. He also started a community service program that included a free breakfast program for children and a free medical clinic, and held political education classes.

And under his leadership, the Chicago…

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