The landmark documentary the murder of fred hampton (1971, 88 min), by howard alk and michael gray, is a testament to black activism and a chilling record of covert police and fbi actions. Photograph of the funeral of fred hampton, which was attended by over 5,000 people mourning his killing by members of the chicago police department ( photo: paul sequeira)on this very day, as the army corps of engineers and police forces from morton county north dakota and nine surrounding. Fred hampton 1948-1969 fred hampton was a high school student and a promising leader when he joined the black panther party at the age of 19 his status as a leader grew very quickly by the age of 20 he became the leader for the chicago chapter of the black panther party (bpp) and was involved in numerous. Fred hampton was born in chicago on 30th august 1948 and grew up in maywood, a suburb of the city a bright student, hampton graduated from proviso east high school in 1966 before enrolling at triton junior college where he studied law while a student hampton became active in the civil rights movement he joined. Fred hampton, deputy chairman of the illinois chapter of the black panther party, was born on august 30, 1948 and raised in the chicago suburb of maywood, illinois where he attended proviso east high school in high school he excelled in academics and athletics afterwards hampton enrolled in the developmental.
Today marks the 45th anniversary of the death of black panther leader fred hampton on december 4, 1969, chicago police raided hampton's apartment and shot and killed him in his bed he was just 21 years old black panther leader mark clark was also killed in the raid while authorities claimed the. The sun had yet to rise when a group of armed police officers surrounded black panther leader fred hampton's apartment nearly 50 years ago. “i don't want myself on your mind if you're not going to work for the people like we always said, if you're asked to make a commitment at the age of 20 and you say, i don't want to make a commitment only because of the simple reason that i' m too young to die, i want to live a little bit longer what you did is, you're dead.
On monday, feb 19 at grand illusion cinema, the seattle chapter of the democratic socialists of america will screen the murder of fred hampton, a 1971 documentary about the black panther leader who was gunned down by the police in 1969 in his 2012 memoir my people are rising, former seattle. With sunrise more than an hour away, eight police officers from the cook county state's attorney's office crept to the front of a tattered two-flat on chicago's west side another six officers were at the back door inside, nine people slept in the first-floor apartment, where 19 guns and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition. Discover fred hampton pool in maywood, illinois: it is named for the young black revolutionary who was killed before getting to see a non-segregated pool in his hometown. The murder of fred hampton was not supposed to be about the murder of fred hampton it was supposed to be about the life of the young black panther activist but hampton was killed by the chicago police while mike gray and howard alk, the producer and the director, were working on the documentary they were in.
Fred hampton was born on august 30, 1948 in suburban illinois he was noticeably gifted in academics and athletics he wanted to play for the new york yankees when he was done with school but ended up studying pre-law at triton junior college hampton was inspired to study law to use it as a. Fred hampton was a high school student and a promising leader when he joined the black panther party at the age of 19 his status as a leader grew very quickly by the age of 20 he became the leader for the chicago chapter of the black panther party he was in involved in a lot of activities to improve the black.
Exactly 48 years ago, black panthers fred hampton, 21, and mark clark, 22, were shot to death by chicago police at around 5 am on december 4, 1969, 14 police officers raided hampton's apartment, which was a known illinois black panther party stronghold in chicago's west side, according to the.
The murder of fred hampton began as a film portrait of hampton and the illinois black panther party, but half way through the shoot, hampton was murdered by chicago policeman in an infamous moment in chicago history and politics, over a dozen policeman burst into hampton s apartment while its occupants. Directed by howard alk with skip andrew, edward carmody, james davis, rennie davis fred hampton was the leader of the illinois chapter of the black panther party this film depicts his brutal murder by the chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but also documents his activities in organizing the chapter, his. Chicago, march 4 - along a little-traveled block of monroe street on the city's west side, a lot has changed, and a lot has not, since the early morning in 1969 when a police raid here left fred hampton, the local chairman of the black panther party, dead in a storm of gunfire the homes, including the one. The murder of fred hampton began as a film portrait of hampton and the illinois black panther party, but half way through the shoot, hampton was murdered.