fred hampton

For the entire week, the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture will hold “Black Power! In Tribute to Fred Hampton.”  

From the Race Center:

Black Power! In Tribute to Fred Hampton,” is an ambitious project of exhibitions, film screenings, performances and discussions honoring the legacy of Fred Hampton, Deputy Chairman of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party, which was founded in 1968. At the center of this project is the U.S. premiere of Revenir á Chicago/Return to Chicago: Tribute to Fred Hampton, created by French artists Jean Michel Bruyére and the LFKs-Marseille collective to mark the anniversary of the assassination of Hampton and fellow Panther, Mark Clark on December 4th 1969.

Read more at the Race Center

BYP 100’s National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers will speak at the series’ December 7th event, “Reflections on the 45th Anniversary of the Illinois Black Panther Party: How Far Are We from 1968?” 

The discussion will take place at Ida Noyes Hall, 3rd Floor Theater (1212 East 59th Street) at 2pm. Click here for the full schedule of events.