Tag: Fred Hampton

Hampton’s Death Was A Turning Point

Sunday, March 11, 2018 || By John Rice/Forest Park Review || OPINION || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A mural of Fred Hampton on Chicago’s West Side. | Flickr

This is part two of a series on the racial tensions at Proviso East during the 1960s as recalled by Doug Deuchler, an Oak Park resident who taught in District 209 and later became a librarian at Proviso West.  

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Bill Hampton Laid To Rest As Mourners Urge Public Not To Forget The History

Saturday, February 17, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Several hundred people filled the sanctuary of Proviso Baptist Church, 1116 S. 5th Ave., in Maywood, on Feb. 16, to pay their respects to William Edward Hampton — the brother of the slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton and a Maywood Park District commissioner.

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Bill Hampton, Activist And Keeper Of Brother Fred’s Legacy, Dies

Thursday, February 8, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

William Hampton, the Maywood Park District commissioner and brother of famous Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, died early Thursday morning. He was 71 years old.

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