History August 09, 2018 at 12:30 pm

6 black civil rights figures whose murders remain unpunished

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

Farida Dawkins August 09, 2018 at 12:30 pm

August 09, 2018 at 12:30 pm | History

Fred Hampton…City Arts Magazine

Fred Hampton

Fred Hampton was a black revolutionist, activist and deputy chairman of the Black Panther Party.

An exceptional student and athlete, he was adept at law and used it as a tactic for self-defense against police brutality.

The activist was instrumental in forming educational classes for black youth, worked with the BPP localized People’s Clinic, held weekly community rallies and a key figure in the BPP free breakfast program, amongst other accolades.

Hampton was killed during a raid on December 4, 1969, led by the FBI with the assistance of the Chicago Police Department. He death was ruled a “justifiable homicide.”

The FBI classified him as a “key militant leader.”

In 1982, members of Hampton’s family won a settlement of $1.85 million dollar settlement from the city of Chicago. His killers were never prosecuted.


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