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The Assassination of Fred Hampton

Posted under Research by Julius L. Jones

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

Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Chapter of Black Panther Party, November 5, 1969. ST-17101234-0002
Fred Hampton speaks at a press conference at the Federal Building, Chicago, October 31, 1969. ST-17101825-0005
The Black Panthers' apartment after Chicago police raided it on December 4, 1969. ST-002892023
A Black Panther rally in support of slain Panthers at 63rd and State Streets, Chicago, December 4, 1970. ST-002123023

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  1. Thank you Mr. julius jones for putting this exhibit together. When we started writing the autobiography of West Side bluesman Larry Taylor, it was hard to find books about Fred Hampton and most white people I know did not know his name. Glad the museum has recognized this Black Panther history and Fred’s legacy of bringing people together for truth, justice and better lives..

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