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Film screening: The Murder of Fred Hampton
04/12/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Fifty years ago, in the early hours of December 4, 1969, a police raid ended the life of 21-year-old Black Panther Party leader, Fred Hampton. According to the Southside Weekly, ”A barrage of police bullets struck him in his sleep as he lay beside his pregnant fiancé, Akua Njeri, who survived. Another occupant, Black Panther security chief, Mark Clark, was also killed.” The evidence shows the police fired nearly 100 shots into Hampton’s apartment.
Join the Spring socialists to watch — and learn from — this documentary film exposing the state’s involvement in the murder of Fred Hampton and so many other Black Panther Party leaders. The film is as relevant today as it ever was, in light of ongoing racist police violence.
This documentary also shows the incredible community-based organizing that was a hallmark of the Black Panther Party.
- 7:00 pm Doors open
- 7:15 pm Introduction by Rechev Browne
- 7:30 pm Film begins
- 9:00 pm Discussion
- 9:30 pm Wrap-up