Historic Events, People, and Milestones

The Assassination of Fred Hampton

Dec 04 2019

Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Chapter of Black Panther Party, November 5, 1969. ST-17101234-0002

On the fiftieth anniversary of Fred Hampton’s murder, the Chicago History Museum remembers his life, tragic death, and legacy with an eye toward the future. In keeping with the Museum’s goal of sharing Chicago’s stories and educating the community, CHM assistant curator Julius L. Jones partnered with undergraduate research assistants from Lake Forest College to present The Assassination of Fred Hampton, a project through Digital Chicago.

All images from the Chicago History Museum’s Chicago Sun-Times collection

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