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