Today Marks Anniversary of Civil Rights Icon Fred Hampton’s Assassination

On this day in 1969, Black Panther and Maywood native Fred Hampton was assassinated during a police raid in Chicago. To commemorate the day, we’ve provided a litany of sources that focus on Hampton’s life, murder and legacy:

Death of a Black Panther: The Fred Hampton Story

In 2009, Democracy Now!’s Juan Gonzalez interviewed Jeffrey Haas, Hampton’s lawyer and the author of The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther. Click here to see the video clip and/or read the transcript.

Also in 2009, Susan Rutberg, a law professor at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, wrote a review of Haas’s book in The Huffington Post. Click here to read it.

Or you can read Haas’s book for yourself. Click the cover to order it on Amazon. VFP

Fred Hampton Book

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