Fred Hampton’s Chicago Childhood Home Becomes Historical Landmark [Photo]

The suburban Chicago home where slain Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton grew up has been designated a historical landmark by the village of Maywood.
via: Essence
Fred Hampton, iconic Black Panther Party Chairman, who was shot and killed during a 1969 police raid of his Chicago apartment, Illinois childhood home has been designated a historical landmark. Hampton was only 21 years old.
According to The Associated Press, in a news release, organizers of the Save The Hampton House initiative, led by Hampton’s son, Fred Hampton Jr, and widow, Akua Njeri, announced that the Maywood Village Board voted to recognize the house as a historical landmark.

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