Tag: Fred Hampton

‘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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Day Of Events Held To Mark Dec. 4 Anniversary Of Hampton Assassination

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

On Dec. 4, 1969, Fred Hampton, the chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, was assassinated during a raid in his Chicago apartment by local and federal law enforcement officials.

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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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