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.
Continue reading “Hampton’s Death Was A Turning Point”
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.
Continue reading “Bill Hampton Laid To Rest As Mourners Urge Public Not To Forget The History”
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.
Continue reading “Bill Hampton, Activist And Keeper Of Brother Fred’s Legacy, Dies”