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Hampton, Fred

Born: 1948 AD
Died: 1969 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Activists

1948 – Born in Chicago, Illinois. Hampton was a dangerous revolutionary leader, committed to the violent overthrow of the white-dominated system.

1966 – Attended Triton Junior College.

         – At Proviso East High School in Maywood, Hampton earned three varsity letters and won a Junior Achievement Award.

1967 – NAACP, Youth Council leader for West Suburban (Chicago) Branch.

1968 –  Founded and leader of Black Panther Party, Illinois Chapter.

         – Hampton joined the Black Panther Party and relocated to downtown Chicago, where he launched the party’s Illinois chapter in November.

1969 – Hampton was killed in raid on the headquarters of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther party, in what was almost certainly a planned assassination orchestrated by Federal agents and city leaders, who feared that Hampton’s influence could lead to an all-out armed uprising by the city’s most disenfranchised residents.

1990 – Chicago City Council passed a resolution declaring "Fred Hampton Day" in honor of the slain leader.