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