Fred Hampton And The Black Panthers Took Thomas Jefferson At His Word

Thursday, July 4, 2019 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Black Panthers on the capitol steps in Olympia, Wa. in 1969. They were protesting gun legislation. | Courtesy Washington State Archives / Via The Trace

In his last public letter — released two weeks before his death on July 4, 1826 — Thomas Jefferson praised the Declaration of Independence, a document he had drafted a half-century earlier, as “an instrument, pregnant with our own and the fate of the world.” 

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‘Get Out’ Star To Play Fred Hampton In Upcoming Biopic

Saturday, March 30, 2019 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Daninel Kaluuya, the star of Get Out, is set to play Fred Hampton in an upcoming film produced by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler.

Maywood native and slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton has been trending in Hollywood over the last few years. Last month, news broke that a second film about his life is in development.

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