The Black Panthers and the Murder of Fred Hampton.
The critically acclaimed film Judas and the Black Messiah depicts moments in Fred Hampton’s life and death in the city of Chicago. Join Dr. Chris Stacey for a presentation on the emergence of the Black Panther Party in Chicago, Fred Hampton’s Role in the BPP, and the events leading to his death on December 4, 1969 at the age of twenty-one. We’ll discuss the influence of the Black Panther Party and Fred Hampton on politics, culture, Chicago’s communities, and daily life. We’ll also seek to compare how the Hollywood portrayal of Fred Hampton converges and diverges from the documented details of his life.