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Fred Hampton

Fred Hampton

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Fred Hampton
Fred Hampton is a real revolutionary figure. Back in the year of 2000, I've seen adocumentary about Fred Hampton called “
FBI‘s War on Black America.” Thatdocumented in an uncompromising fashion displayed the emotions andinfluences of the Black Panther Movement. Men and women in that movement were strong and stood for real causes like economic equity and liberty amongthe human race.
In the same year, I saw the action packed movie called “Panther.” with my brothers. It certainly gave a great history lesson on Panthers. It’s a new time,but that passion for truth still remains in my heart and soul. The movie showed
theBlack Panther Party’s origin in Oakland, California during 1966
as a reaction tothe police suppression of black people’s rights in California. Regardless of thestereotypes you hear from them mainstream media, all throughout California (then andnow), there are tons of black brothers and sisters that aren’t sellouts. They like us wantthe best for all of humanity and are battling against oppression in forthright, honorablemeans. So, I want to make that clear. Just like in the South, Midwest, Northeast, etc.California has tons of vibrant black culture. The philosophy of the Black Panthersexisted before 1966 in the South with adherents like Kwane Ture and Robert F. Williams. Williams lived in North Carolina and promoted self defense against the racistterrorists of the Klan, etc. I saw a PBS story on him years ago about his actions.
It (orthe film “Panther” and the Back Panther history in general) gave me inspirationand motivation as a black man to promote honor and strength among my people including all peoples worldwide. I knew of the Black Panthers for yearssince the 1990’s. Fred Hampton Jr. (or Fred Hampton‘s son) is still fighting fornumerous real causes today
. The video of “FBI’s War on Black America” in anunadulterated, uncompromising fashion expressed the strength and intellectual power
 
 
of Fred Hampton. Fred Hampton lived in the Chicago area all of his life. Since hisyouth, he worked in community organizations to express the urgent, dedicated need forliberty to existed among black people and all people. When any leader tries to attemptto institute radical, revolutionary actions to have fundamental changes within society,the establishment attempts to extinguish that movement. This is why the Black PantherParty offices and their other meeting places were raided innocent Panthers weremurdered or jailed.
Fred Hampton worked to create a food program, freehealthcare clinics, and free education in order to improve the conditions of hisown people and all people. I and others don't agree with every part of FredHampton's philosophies, but he was 100% right on a whole list of issues. Hedied in December of 1969.
 The tragedy of his unjustified death by the Chicago police was so unwarranted that Fred Hampton's family won a lawsuit against the city of Chicago.Fred Hampton lived from August 30, 1948 to December 4, 1969. He was an Americanactivist. He once was the Deputy Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the BPP or theBlack Panther Party. The murderers of Fred Hampton were from the tactical unit of theCook County, Illinois State's Attorney's Office or the SAO (in conjunction of the CPDor the Chicago Police Department including the FBI).
Documentaries like FBI's Waron Black America, the 1971 documentary film called "The Murder of FredHampton" and one episode of the great documentary series Eyes on the Prizechronicle Fred Hampton's life and death
. Fred Hampton was born in Chicago. He was raised in Maywood or a suburb to the west of the city. His parents came into theChicago area from Louisiana. He graduated from high school in 1966 in Proviso EastHigh School. He excelled in the classroom and athletics. He wanted to play center fieldfor the New York Yankees. Hampton went into Triton Junior College in nearby RiverGrove, Illinois. He majored in pre-law. There, he learned about the law in order to useit as a defense against the police. He and Black Panthers would follow the police and watch out for police brutality.Later this knowledge should be used as a defense toprotect people. At first, Fred Hampton was in the NAACP to assist the leadership of the Youth Council of the organization's West Suburban Branch. Since Fred Hampton was a natural leader, he worked with thousands of people. He wanted to improved theconditions of the poor black people in Maywood including its educational resources.So, Hampton wanted activism and community organization. Fred Hampton was oncemore non-violent. He later joined the Black Panther as an expression of solidarity withits ten point program. The program was a mix of black self determination andcollectivist intentions. Its critics accused the BPP of embracing some elements of Maoism, but people know the evils of cartel-capitalism. Fred Hampton moved intodowntown Chicago in November of 1968. He worked with the Illinois chapter of theBPP that was formed by SNCC organization Bob Brown in late 1967. Fred Hamptonmade great contributions and achievements in his community. He made anonaggression pact among Chicago's most powerful street gangs.
 
 
Fred Hampton rightfully said that poverty extended in many racial and ethnic groups(and conflict among these people are utilized by the corporate power structure in orderto entrench poverty). Hampton wanted a class conscious multi-ethnic coalition among people. In May of 1969, Fred Hampton said that he created a "rainbow coalition" in atruce. You need progressive and revolutionary actions to make real reforms to benefitall of the peoples worldwide. A man or a woman had to be intelligent and a leader tomake that change with power. There is nothing wrong with power. This phrase waspopularized by Rev. Jesse Jackson of course in forming Rainbow PUSH. FredHampton was the leader of the Chicago chapter of the Black Panthers, because of hisleadership skills, oratory abilities, and charisma. Hampton formed the local's People'sClinic, taught political education for children every morning at 6 am., and supervisedthe activities of the police. Fred Hampton said that racism is a byproduct of capitalism.Of course, the FBI's COINTELPRO program tried to stop and kill literally the BPP.COINTELPRO definitely targeted black people in America (or Africans in America. Iam an African), anti-war demonstrations, and dissenters against mainstream

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