This Revolutionary Was Murdered Because He Empowered The People

Fred Hampton should not be forgotten

Fred Hampton —Credit: Bettmann Archive/Bettmann

Fred Hampton, full name Fredrick Allen Hampton, was born on August 30, 1948, in Illinois, United States. He grew up in Maywood, which is a suburb of Chicago. As a kid, Hampton was a natural leader.

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