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The Assassination of Fred Hampton

10 Things I Learned About the Black Panthers From Viewing Party People

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 12.28.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Party People is playing at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre now until Nov. 16. It is the story of the Black Panthers and the Young Lords told by Univer...

The FBI COINTELPRO Program and the Fred Hampton Assassination

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 02.02.2014 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

On December 4th it will be 44 years since a select unit of 14 Chicago Police officers executed a pre-dawn raid on a west side apartment that left Illinois Black Panther Party leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark dead.

Nothing but a Northern Lynching: The Death of Fred Hampton Revisited

Susan Rutberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Susan Rutberg

Forty years ago, on December 4, 1969, 21-year-old Fred Hampton, a charismatic leader of the Illinois Black Panther Party, was murdered as he slept in his home on Chicago's West Side.