Born In: Summit, Illinois, United States
Fred Hampton was an American civil-rights activist, best remembered for his association with the Chicago chapter of the 'National Association for the Advancement of Colored People' (NAACP) and the 'Black Panther Party' (as its deputy chair). With the ‘NAACP,’ he organized numerous rallies for the rights of the people of color. Hampton had gained prominence as an activist at a tender age, which subsequently secured his position in the ‘BPP.’ His most notable work with the ‘BPP’ was the 'Rainbow Coalition,' which ensured the end of gang wars in Chicago. However, his accomplishments caught the attention of the ‘FBI,’ which considered such activism a threat to the government and society. Hence, the bureau hired an informant to infiltrate the ‘BPP’ and accuse its members of serious crimes. Following this, the appointed officials killed 21-year-old Hampton and his guard. The law enforcement raid was heavily condemned by multiracial communities. They regarded the killing as an illegal assassination. Hampton is now globally remembered as a martyr for the cause of black liberation.
Also Known As: Fredrick Allen Hampton
Died At Age: 21
father: Francis Allen Hampton
mother: Iberia Hampton
siblings: Bill Hampton
children: Fred Hampton Jr.
Partner: Akua Njeri; (formerly known as Deborah Johnson)
Born Country: United States
place of death: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound
education: Proviso East High School
The band 'Rage Against the Machine' mentioned Fred Hampton in its 1996 hit song 'Down Rodeo.'
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