• The Trial of the Chicago 7: What You Need to Know About Fred Hampton's Legacy

    2 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    In Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7 , Kelvin Harrison Jr. portrays Fred Hampton, a 21-year-old rising leader in the Black Panther Party. While the film doesn't center on Hampton's life, his ideas and story remain relevant in the continuing fight for racial and economic justice. Even though he was a unifying force, Hampton's life was tragically cut short when police shot and killed him in his West Side apartment in Chicago.
    So, who was Fred Hampton? A powerful political voice in the late '60s, Hampton served as the Illinois Black Panther Party chairman. As a leader, he had a knack...
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