Fred Hampton, was deputy chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. He was assassinated while sleeping in his apartment during a raid by police. He was unable to wake up as a result of the barbiturates that the FBI infiltrator had slipped into his drink.
Fred Hampton was a black activist and deputy chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. He was killed in his apartment during a raid by a tactical unit of the Cook County, Illinois State's Attorney's Office, in conjunction with the Chicago Police Dept. and the FBI. Hampton's death was chronicled in the 1971 documentary film The Murder of Fred Hampton, as well as an episode of the critically acclaimed documentary series Eyes on the Prize.
BLACK REVOLUTIONARY HEROES: Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Robert Smalls, Ida B. Wells, W.E.B Dubois, Langston Hughes, Claudia Jones, Paul Robeson, Harry Haywood, Angelo Herndon, Robert F. Williams, Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Huey P. Newton, George Jackson, Assata Shakur.
42 years ago today, Black Panther’s Fred Hampton and Mark Clark were murdered in their beds by the FBI. Hampton was drugged by an inside informant and shot twice in the head at point blank range. At the time, the FBI reported an intense fire fight, but it later emerged that they had fired 80 shots and the Panthers had fired one. Lying, murdering scum. Then and now.