Research Project Title

Fred Hampton

Session Type

Poster Presentation

Research Project Abstract

Fred Hampton was considered a key figure in the Civil Rights movement, particularly in the Chicago area. His unique ability to organize and lead large groups of people in planned marches and rallies would propel him into a leadership role within the community at the very young age of 21. Local authorities would take note of his growing power, and on Dec. 4th 1969 the Chicago community would see him murdered by the collaborated efforts of the Chicago Police Department and the FBI. Research will show the rise of power within the Black Panther Party, and how the death of Fred Hampton would show how determined the local authorities and FBI were to stamping out this party as enemies of the State during the Civil Rights Struggle in America.

Session Number

PS1

Location

HUB Multipurpose Room

Abstract Number

PS1-c

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Apr 28th, 9:15 AM Apr 28th, 10:45 AM

Fred Hampton

HUB Multipurpose Room

Fred Hampton was considered a key figure in the Civil Rights movement, particularly in the Chicago area. His unique ability to organize and lead large groups of people in planned marches and rallies would propel him into a leadership role within the community at the very young age of 21. Local authorities would take note of his growing power, and on Dec. 4th 1969 the Chicago community would see him murdered by the collaborated efforts of the Chicago Police Department and the FBI. Research will show the rise of power within the Black Panther Party, and how the death of Fred Hampton would show how determined the local authorities and FBI were to stamping out this party as enemies of the State during the Civil Rights Struggle in America.