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.
- See more images of Fred Hampton’s life, death, and legacy
- Listen to an interview with Billy Ché, the deputy minister of education for the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party
All images from the Chicago History Museum’s Chicago Sun-Times collection