Born: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969) was an African-American activist and deputy chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP). He was assassinated as he lay in bed in his apartment by a tactical unit of the Cook County, Illinois States Attorneys Office (SAO), in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Hamptons death was chronicled in the 1971 documentary film The Murder of Fred Hampton, as well as an episode of the critically acclaimed documentary series Eyes on the Prize. Description above from the Wikipedia article Fred Hampton, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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