Can’t wait to print these.
In 1968, Fred Hampton founded and led the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party; he was 20 years old. He was known to all as a charismatic, committed leader who cared about his community. He was a tireless developer of community service programs. Hampton had become too important, too influential, too outspoken within Chicago - he became a threat to the establishment. It was on December 4, 1969 while everyone was asleep at party headquarters, that Hampton was murdered in a police raid that also killed Mark Clark; Hampton was 21 years old.
That moment in history when Bobby Seale was tied up and gagged in a court of law because he was exercising his right to represent himself after being denied time for his attorney to arrive to Chicago. From the movie “Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” #blackpanthers #vanguardoftherevolution #iamarevolutionary #amustwatch #AmericanHistory #nottaughtinschool #shouldbetaughtinschool #bhm #FredHampton
“We got to face some facts. That the masses are poor, that the masses belong to what you call the lower class, and when I talk about the masses, I’m talking about the white masses, I’m talking about the black masses, and the brown masses, and the yellow masses, too. We’ve got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don’t fight racism with racism. We’re gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don’t fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism.”
On December 4, 1969, Chicago Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton and Party member Mark Clark were assassinated by the Chicago Police Department.
Just 21 years old, Hampton was a dynamic young activist and one of the founders of the original Chicago Rainbow Coalition, uniting the Black Panthers, the Young Lords, the Young Patriots Organization, and the American Indian Movement in a common struggle.
In his memoir My People Are Rising (http://bit.ly/12pt6hb), Seattle Panther Aaron Dixon refers to Hampton as “the next Malcolm X, the next Martin Luther King… the next great leader of Black America.” #BlackLivesMatter #fredhampton
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is a must watch!! The violent lengths, counter intelligence and lies the government used to destroy this important organizing is shocking but not surprising!
The unification and revolution of Blacks, Latinos, poor whites and other people of color brought so much hate and fear to the government that many youth, like Fred Hampton were MURDERED for their passion, and social efforts!
I’ve got a stack of these for all my local community organizer homies. There will also be a limited few available on our website this Friday.
Deputy Chairman Fred Hampton, Illinois Chapter Black Panther Party, August 30, 1948-December 4,1969, Serve the People, Body and Soul
This quote is part of a much linger speech at Olivet Church in 1969. Here is a bit of it “We got to face some facts. That the masses are poor, that the masses belong to what you call the lower class, and when I talk about the masses, I’m talking about the white masses, I’m talking about the black masses, and the brown masses, and the yellow masses, too. We’ve got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don’t fight racism with racism. We’re gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don’t fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism.
We ain’t gonna fight no reactionary pigs who run up and down the street being reactionary; we’re gonna organize and dedicate ourselves to revolutionary political power and teach ourselves the specific needs of resisting the power structure, arm ourselves, and we’re gonna fight reactionary pigs with INTERNATIONAL PROLETARIAN REVOLUTION. That’s what it has to be. The people have to have the power: it belongs to the people. ” #screenprint #screenprinting #art #revolutionaryart #dignidadrebelde #melaniecervantes #blackpantherparty #fredhampton
Going through a pretty great biography of one of my heroes-Fred Hampton. His assassination is one of the things that made public the FBI’s COINTELPRO operation which explicitly sought to “neutralize” leaders that could become “black messiahs” through any means. #fredhampton #bpp #blackpanthers #chicago #cointelpro
The People’s Clinic….free medical clinics set up in several cities across America for the people and by the people in the late 60’s and 70’s facilitated by The Black Panther Party For Self Defense.
On this day 46 years ago, #FredHampton was assassinated by the Chicago Police Department (with help from the FBI) a powerful sleeping agent was slipped into his drink by a FBI informant pretending to be his friend and later on that night while on the phone with his mother, Hampton dozed off mid-sentence with her, with his fiance lying next to him, Chicago Police SWAT illegally raided his apartment and murdered him in his sleep. He was only 21 years old. His plan was to unite rival gang members & other black youth to come together.
#fredhampton #chicago #NEVERFORGET #BlackLivesMatter #WhitePeopleFearBlackUnity #blackhistoryyoudidntlearninschool #TheMoreYouKnow
“We have decided that although some of us come from what some of you would call petty-bourgeois families, though some of us could be in a sense on what you call the #mountaintop. We could be integrated into the society working with people that we may never have a chance to work with. Maybe we could be on the mountaintop and maybe we wouldn’t have to be hidin’ when we go to speak places like this. Maybe we wouldn’t have to worry about court cases and going to jail and being sick. We say that even though all of those luxuries exist on the mountaintop, we understand that you people and your problems are right here in the valley.
We in the #BlackPantherParty, because of our dedication and understanding, went into the #valley knowing that the people are in the valley, knowing that our plight is the same plight as the people in the valley, knowing that our enemies are on the mountain, to our friends are in the valley, and even though its nice to be on the mountaintop, we’re going back to the valley. Because we understand that there’s work to be done in the valley, and when we get through with this work in the valley, then we got to go to the mountaintop. We’re going to the mountaintop because there’s a motherfucker on the mountaintop that’s playing King, and he’s been bullshitting us. And weve got to go up on the mountain top not for the purpose of living his life style and living like he lives. We’ve got to go up on the mountain top to make this motherfucker understand, goddamnit, that WE ARE COMING FROM THE VALLEY” #FredHampton #MLKNOW #MichaelBJordan “Power Anywhere where there’s people” pt2