"The Story of the Murder of Fred Hampton," John Kifner

Title

"The Story of the Murder of Fred Hampton," John Kifner

Subject

Black Panther Party

Description

Chairman of the Black Panther Party in Illinois, Fred Hampton was murdered on December 4, 1969 by Cook County police by the order of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Chicago police as he slept in his apartment. His death functioned as a catalyst for protests on police corruption and government oppression in the North. This article by John Kifner, reprinted from San Francisco-based magazine, Scanlon's, addresses biased media reporting on the death of Hampton and surveillance of him by state and federal authorities.

Creator

written by John Kifner, originally published in Scanlan and reprinted by Committee to Defend the Panthers

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. 1969

Format

article

Original Format

paper

Citation

written by John Kifner, originally published in Scanlan and reprinted by Committee to Defend the Panthers, “"The Story of the Murder of Fred Hampton," John Kifner,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 1, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/456.

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