29 Days of Black History, Day 2

Feb 2, 2012

Ten bucks  a virtual high-five to the first person who can tell me who this young gentleman is?

Give up?  Hit the read more link for the scoop.

Fred Hampton, public speaker and non-violent community organizer
  • Studied law at Triton Junior College 
  • Best known as the founder of the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party in November 1968
  • Formed a nonagression pact between Chicago's most powerful street gangs, stressing the importance of ethnic unity; created what he called a "rainbow coalition" (a multiracial alliance of black, Puerto Rican, and poor youths)
  • On December 4th, 1969, Hampton was murdered during a raid by the Chicago police, who fired ~100 rounds into the apartment where he slept. He was just 21 years of age
To check out more about his story, click HERE.

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