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Associate Professor in the English and Creative Writing Department Gary Johnson wrote a 6-page narrative poem on  Black Panther Party activist and chairman Fred Hampton, killed by Chicago police 50 years ago.

Q&A: Professor commemorates legacy of activist Fred Hampton

December 8, 2019

In 1969, activist and chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party Fred Hampton was brutally murdered by a Chicago police officer as he slept in bed next to his pregnant fiancée. Tues...

Hampton’s death not quite forgotten: 45th anniversary of the death of Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton calls the party’s legacy into question

Fred Hampton

By Arts & Culture Editor

November 24, 2014

On the dark winter morning of Dec. 4, 1969, 14 Chicago Police Department officers gathered outside the West Side apartment of 21-year-old Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton. Officers sto...

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