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Chairman Fred Hampton, leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party, was a revolutionary and a role model for Chicago, the international community, and the ongoing movement for the liberation of Black people. Under his leadership, the Black Panther Party fed, educated and housed thousands of people. By the time he turned 21, the FBI had seen in Chairman Fred such an extraordinary leader in the movement that they described him as a “threat to the internal security of the country” in order to coordinate his assassination as part of a secret government program to destroy the Black Panther Party.
Though his life was cut far too short, his legacy lives on.
Save The Hampton House is an effort led by Chairman Fred Hampton’s son, Chairman Fred Jr., and his mother, Akua Njeri, to turn Chairman Fred’s childhood home into a historic landmark and community center where visitors can learn about the legacy of the Black Panther Party and inspire future leaders in the movement
Charles D. King & Ryan Coogler |In Proximity| Ep.8
April 30, 2023
Charles D. King is the founder and CEO of MACRO, a multi-platform media company representing the voice & perspectives of Black people, indigenous people, & people of color. Some of their projects include Dear Mama, Mudbound, Fences, & Judas and the Black Messiah, produced with Proximity Media & Warner Brothers. Formerly a partner/senior agent at William Morris Endeavor, Charles was the first Black partner in the company’s 100+ year history & the first ever Black partner at any major talent agency. In 2021, when Judas and the Black Messiah was nominated for Best Picture, Charles became part of the first ever all-Black team of producers nominated for an Academy Award alongside director Shaka King & Proximity founder Ryan Coogler. The team worked closely with an esteemed group of Black creatives, activists, & executives including Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. & Niija Kuykendall, then SVP of Production at Warner Brothers, now VP of Film at Netflix. Charles & Ryan talk about how they first met (2:40), the role of an agent (5:34), Charles’ transition to founding MACRO (10:27), Charles’ role in the launch of Proximity (23:30), the making of Judas the Black Messiah (26:00), and their Prox Recs for working in the entertainment business (40:03).
Atlas Obscura Podcast:
The Hampton House
Feb 28, 2023
An audio guide to the world’s strange, incredible,& wondrous places. Co-founder Dylan Thuras & a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters explore a new wonder every day. In under 15 minutes, they’ll take you to an incredible place, & along the way, you’ll meet some fascinating people & hear their stories
CHAIRMAN FRED HAMPTON
CHAIRMAN OF THE ILLINOIS CHAPTER
OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY
Chairman Fred Hampton was the Chairman of the Illinois Chapter of The Black Panther Party. He was assassinated by the FBI in 1969.
THE HAMPTON HOUSE
THE HOUSE & MUSEUM
The Hampton House is a key part of Maywood’s history. Chairman Fred Hampton’s family moved to the house at 804 S.17th Ave. in 1958. Hampton’s childhood experiences would lay the groundwork for his extraordinary political leadership.
THE HAMPTON HOUSE
Save The Hampton House was established as a nonprofit organization an effort by those working relentlessly to protect the legacy of The Black Panther Party, Chairman Fred Hampton and the Hampton House.
Free 'Em All! Feed 'Em All!
The Hampton House paw prints go from Maywood to Chicago to Ghana beyond.
NEWS & MEDIA
Videos & print interviews with Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. & Akua Njeri discussing the Hampton House, Chairman Fred Hampton, etc.
JUDAS & THE BLACK MESSIAH
Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. & Akua Njeri were cultural consultants on this award-winning film. Learn more about the film
& listen to the companion podcast.
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