Who Is Fred Hampton?
Fred Hampton was an American activist and a leader fighting for the rights of Black people. His full name is Fredrick Allen Hampton Sr.
He was born on August 30, 1948 in Summit Argo, Illinois. 10 years later, he relocated with his parents to Maywood, Illinois. Fred’s parents worked at Argo Starch Company.
Fred was very good in both studies and sports. He did not like injustice at all. So he always fought against injustice. Fred mixed with people easily and had very good leadership skills.
He host weekend breakfasts for the children of his neighbourhood at the age of just 10 and he also learned cooking. During high school, he raised his voice for the injustice done to black students and demanded to hire black teachers and administrators in the school.
He graduated from Proviso East High School and earned a degree in law from Triton Junior College.
Fred Hampton’s Works
After Fred Hampton turned 18 in 1966, he became involved in Third World socialist struggles and learned and read about the communist revolutionaries leaders Che Guevara and Ho Chi Minh.
In a short time, he became an active member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and leader of the West Suburban Branch’s Youth Council.
Apart from this, Fred Hampton got an education for the poor black community of Maywood. After a few years, he became the chairman of the Black Panther Party (BPP). Fred then founded the multicultural political organization Rainbow Coalition.
Conspiracy Against Fred Hampton and Death
In 1967, the FBI identify Fred Hampton as a radical. So the FBI take action against it. He tried to break up black progressive groups. In this way, the activities of the BPP group were almost stopped.
Later in December 1969, the FBI raided Fred’s Chicago apartment, when he was drugged. There he was shot and killed.
Fred Hampton Quotes :
We’re not a racist organization, because we understand that racism is an excuse used for capitalism. – Fred Hampton
You have to understand that people have to pay a price for peace. – Fred Hampton
If you dare to struggle, you dare to win. – Fred Hampton
I believe I’m going to die doing the things I was born to do. – Fred Hampton
Everything would be alright if everything was put back in the hands of the people, and we’re going to have to put it back in the hands of the people. – Fred Hampton
Don’t fight racism with racism. We’re gonna fight racism with solidarity. – Fred Hampton
Nothing is more important than stopping fascism, because fascism is gonna stop us all. – Fred Hampton
People have to be armed to have power. – Fred Hampton
If you say I don’t want to make that commitment only because of the simple reason that I’m too young to die, I wanna live a little bit longer — what you did is, you’re dead already. – Fred Hampton
Sometimes we think we’re better than the people so it’s gonna take a lot of hard work. – Fred Hampton
Power anywhere where there’s people! – Fred Hampton
We have to start learning, and you learn through practice. We have to start making mistakes, and you learn through making mistakes. – Fred Hampton
We have to deal with what reality is, whether we like it or not. – Fred Hampton
Fred Hampton Socialism Quote :
Socialism is the people! If you afraid of socialism, you afraid of yourself. – Fred Hampton
Fred Hampton Quotes About Revolution :
You can kill a revolutionary but you can never kill the revolution. – Fred Hampton
We don’t need any culture except revolutionary culture. What we mean by that is a culture that will free you. – Fred Hampton
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can’t jail the revolution. – Fred Hampton
Revolution is nothing but like having a sore on your body and then you put something on that sore to cure that infection. – Fred Hampton
Fred Hampton Quotes About Politics :
Political power flows from the barrel of a gun. – Fred Hampton