50 Years Ago, Fred Hampton Was Murdered By Police. Each Year, His Loved Ones Tell His Story: ‘This Legacy Is Under Attack’ – Block Club Chicago

Fifty years after police killed the chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, his fiancee and friends gathered at the site to remember the revolutionary.

 

NEAR WEST SIDE — Fifty years ago today, Fred Hampton was killed by Chicago police as he slept in his home.

Each year, supporters of the late chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party memorialize the anniversary of his death, dubbed International Revolutionary Day, with a vigil at the site of the police raid, 2337 W. Monroe St.

Source: 50 Years Ago, Fred Hampton Was Murdered By Police. Each Year, His Loved Ones Tell His Story: ‘This Legacy Is Under Attack’ – Block Club Chicago

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