Research Paper On Fred Hampton

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Would you die for what you believe in? Many African Americans in the 60s and 70s died fighting for their civil rights. One of which being Fred Hampton, a member of the Black Panther Party who was killed during in a police raid on the Chicago Black Panther Headquarters. His death was unjust because he was a civil right activist, a strong leader, and made a difference in the world with his work. However, he was also seen as a dangerous rebel to some people. Fred Hampton should not have been killed because he was a civil rights activist. He believed in making a difference in the world by all means necessary. He was a member of the Black Panther Party in Chicago(Fraley). Their mission was to fight racism with all they had and all that …show more content…

He was wise and made good decisions under the pressure of constant segregation(Fraley). He was strong. He never turned his back on his men and never stepped down from a fight. Under his tutelage, the Panthers formed a coalition with Puerto Rican and white activists(Haas). He was a great leader and his hard work should not have earned him death. Despite his accomplishments and his work, many people saw him as a menace to society, a dangerous rebel. Some may say the Black Panthers were a radicalist group, some say they were heroes. It is all a matter of perspective. To the racists who wanted nothing more than to see people of color suffer for being born, he was a criminal. To the men, women, and children of color in Chicago, and even America, he was a brave man who inspired and empowered people throughout the US. How he was seen didn’t matter to him. He only wanted to make a difference in his life and life of his people. Hampton wanted to be difference he wanted to see in the world. He stood up against anything that came his way. He made every effort, everyday, to make change happen. The people around him fueled him to do things most men wouldn’t dare to do. No one ever asked him to do anything he wasn’t willing to do. Everything Hampton did, it was because he felt it was the right thing to

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