TURN THE HAMPTON HOUSE INTO A HISTORIC LANDMARK!
CITY OF MAYWOOD, CHICAGO & BEYOND: YOUR SIGNATURES WILL MAKE A HUGE IMPACT ON THE APPROVAL OF THIS HISTORIC LANDMARK APPLICATION!
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.
CHAIRMAN FRED HAMPTON
CHAIRMAN OF THE ILLINOIS CHAPTER OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY
Chairman Fred Hampton was the Deputy Chairman of the Illinois Chapter of The Black Panther Party. He was assassinated by the FBI in 1969.
THE HAMPTON HOUSE
The Hampton House is a key part of Maywood’s history. Chairman Fred Hampton’s family moved to the house at 804 South 17th Ave. in 1958, when he was only ten years old. Hampton’s childhood experiences
would lay the groundwork for his extraordinary political leadership.
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.