Fred Hampton


"You can kill a revolutionary, but you can't kill the revolution" is a phrase made famous by Fred Hampton, who was killed at 20 by the FBI's COINTEL-PRO and the Chicago Police Department in 1969. Hampton, who was a high school leader and NAACP activist in suburban Maywood, Ill., quickly assumed the state leadership of the Panthers when he joined in 1968. Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark were murdered in an early-morning raid of Panther headquarters. An FBI informant, William O'Neal, provided the Bureau with information on the headquarters' floor plan.


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