Fred Hampton


Why the US government murdered Fred Hampton

On December 4, 1969, the Black Panther Party’s Illinois chairman Fred Hampton was murdered by police. But his story is about much more than the raid that took his life. The movement Hampton helped create was unique and revolutionary. In the late 1960s, Fred Hampton helped lead a coalition of...
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House Democrat Introduces Bill To Release Surveillance Files Of Black Panther Leader Fred Hampton

A Democratic lawmaker introduced a bill Tuesday that would require the government to release records from its Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO) on the Black Panthers and Fred Hampton. The bill, introduced by Bobby Rush (Ill.) would require the government to release COINTELPRO’s files within six months of enactment. Additionally, the bill...

What ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ got right about Fred Hampton

An Illinois Black Panther Party member in the late 1960s, Mary Scott-Boria doesn’t remember any shotgun shoot-outs with police as depicted in the new movie “Judas and the Black Messiah.”. “I thought the movie hyped that aspect up too much,” Scott-Boria said in a telephone interview. “I was never asked...

New on DVD: Daniel Kaluuya shines as Fred Hampton in 'Judas and the Black Messiah'

A leading awards-season contender that just nabbed two Oscars headlines the new releases for the week of May 4. "Judas and the Black Messiah": Daniel Kaluuya recently won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Illinois Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton, killed in his sleep by Chicago law enforcement in 1969, with LaKeith Stanfield nominated in the same category for playing the "Judas" in question, a man who infiltrates the Black Panthers at the behest of the FBI.
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Daniel Kaluuya Pays Tribute to Fred Hampton After Winning Supporting Actor Oscar: ‘What a Man’

Daniel Kaluuya won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for “Judas and the Black Messiah.”. For his stirring portrayal of Black Panther party chairman Fred Hampton in the Shaka King film, Kaluuya has been decorated heavily this awards season. This marks his first Oscar win and second nomination, the previous in 2018 in the best actor category for Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.”

H.E.R. Honors Fred Hampton During "Fight For You" Performance At 2021 Oscars

H.E.R. performed her hit song "Fight For You," featured in the Oscar-nominated film Judas and the Black Messiah at the 93rd Academy Awards, Sunday. The performance included Black Panthers leader Fred Hampton being projected onto the stage. The "Hard Place" singer rocked a sparkling gold suit and her signature round...
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Judas and the Black Messiah: The true story behind Fred Hampton movie starring Daniel Kaluuya

Daniel Kaluuya is up for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah, Shaka King’s biographical drama which chronicles the events that led to Hampton’s dead in a police raid.Hampton, a community organiser and member of the Black Panther Party, died at the age of 21 in 1969 after 14 police officers raided his Chicago apartment.Kaluuya told Stephen Colbert on 13 April that the role was a “real challenge” and a “big mountain” to climb.The actor said that he came across Hampton’s story prior to working on the film...