Category: History

Black Panthers Look Back As 50th Anniversary Of Hampton’s Death Nears

Monday, November 12, 2018 || By Bonni McKeown || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Billy Brooks and Emory Douglas, two former Black Panther Party members, show off an old copy of the party’s newspaper during a Black Panther Party health fair on Nov. 3. | Bonni McKeown 

Black Panthers and Black Panther Cubs from all over the city and country gathered at Stone Temple Baptist Church in Chicago for an all-day health fair on Nov. 3.

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At 50, NOMCO, Maywood’s Oldest Civic Group, Reminisces

Saturday, November 10, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Gick Schmidt, who helped found Neighbors of Maywood Community Organization, recalls the organization’s history during a September gathering held to commemorate NOMCO’s 50th anniversary. | Shanel Romain 

In 1968, Steve and Gick Schmidt were planning to move to New York City temporarily so that Steve could pursue his doctorate degree. The couple agreed to rent their home at 807 N. 5th Ave. to Robert King, a black professor at Concordia University in River Forest, his wife and their two children. 

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Despite Threat, Hampton’s Home A Monument In The Making

Sunday, October 21, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A mantle inside of the Maywood apartment where Fred Hampton Sr. grew up. | Shanel Romain 

Even though he’s currently fighting to secure his status as legal owner of the two-story multi-unit property where his father, Fred Hampton Sr., grew up, Fred Hampton Jr. has still attempted to turn the property at 804 S. 17th Ave. in Maywood into a living museum.

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