BY:LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
The African-American civil rights activists and black power revolutionary, Fred Hampton was born in Summit, Illinois on August 30, 1948.
Sadly he would lose his life way too soon, when on December 4, 1969, Fred Hampton would be assassinated, while asleep. That murder would done by the corrupt Chicago Police Department ,with the assistance of the FBI’s counter intelligence program ( cointelpro ), under the supervision of racist J. Edgar Hoover.
Despite having his beautiful life cut to a meager 21 years, Fred Hampton would do more for the African-American community, than most could do in four life times.
After graduating from Proviso East High School in 1966, Fred Hampton enrolled at Triton Junior College in River Grove, Illinois, majoring in pre-law. During this time he would also begin his life path of activism, first getting involved with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), becoming a youth Organizer of that organization. After proving he had great leadership capability, Fred Hampton would go on to become Chairman of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and then become the National Black Panther Party’s deputy Chairman. Where he used his leadership role in the black power movement to fight for social change and racial justice through his own brand of community organizing and nonviolent activism.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WATCH THESE THREE SHORT NEWS VIDEOS ON HOW THE FBI’S COINTELPRO ( COUNTER INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM ) ASSISTED THE CHICAGO PD WITH THE ASSASSINATION OF FRED HAMPTON :
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FOOTAGE OF PROTEST:
BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
Protestors took to the streets of Chicago late Tuesday night after police released footage of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting 17 year old Laquan Mcdonald 16 times, 14 of the shots came while Laquan was already bleeding to death from his wounds on the ground.
Officer Van Dyke was charged with first degree murder as soon as the year old footage was shown to the public.
FOOTAGE OF GRAPHIC SHOOTING :
A Black Site in Chicago? Police Accused of Running Secret Compound for D…: http://youtu.be/JSBQBShMIb0