The Assassination Of Fred Simpson

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Fred Hampton was a former NAACP organizer and the chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. Fred Hampton was murdered due to the FBI program COINTELPRO, which targeted social and political threat organizations. Due to his impressions left on African Americans as an effective leader, the FBI wanted to eliminate Fred Hampton. One of Hampton’s accomplishments was emphasizing that racial and ethnic conflict between street gangs would be more effective if they collaborated against police brutality. In the documentary, “Eyes on the Prize: A Nation of Laws” shows that Fred Hampton is significant for how he instilled the sense of pride, dignity and self-determination in African Americans. Throughout the class, we have studied multiple individuals

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