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Fred Hampton. Image: Chicago Defender Archives, from WTTW's Dusable to Obama

The Killing of Fred Hampton

Daniel Hautzinger

50 years ago, the promising young Black Panther leader Fred Hampton was killed during a police raid. Hampton's organizing and the outcry after his death helped lead to the election of Harold Washington and Bobby Rush, who was a Panther at the time of the raid. 
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