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