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.




Lessons from History is a platform for writers who share ideas and inspirational stories from world history. The objective is to promote history on Medium and demonstrate the value of historical writing.

Recommended from Medium

Thinking Citizen Blog — The Caucasus — Prometheus, Noah’s Ark, Jesus, and more

Did the British really try to win the Revolutionary War?

The Olympic Wild West

Can an eagle be domesticated?

The Yosemite Valley Native Americans: From Prior to Columbus Up To the Present

Two Hundred and Seven Years Ago, a Guy Saw a Flag

100 years of Chatham House: Top ten articles from the 1940s

Esperanto, A Language with No Barriers

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Lioness Rue

Lioness Rue

Inspired by the magic of Love! Jumpstart your reading habit by signing up here

More from Medium

Was the 1889 “Russian Flu” a COVID Doppelganger?

Russia Sees Itself As The Hamlet That Will Act

The Last Time I Met Willie Nelson for the First Time

The “Most Poignant Mortification”