Fred Hampton Quotes

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 :

Fred Hampton Quotes
Peace to you, if you’re willing to fight for it. – 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

Quotes by Fred Hampton
If you walk through life and don’t help anybody, you haven’t had much of a life. – Fred Hampton Quotes

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

Fred Hampton Famous Quotes
Racism is just a byproduct of capitalism. – Fred Hampton Quotes

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 :

Fred Hampton Quotes About Revolution
You can’t build a revolution with no education. – Fred Hampton Quotes

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 :

Fred Hampton Quotes About Politics
Politics is nothing but war without bloodshed and war is nothing but politics with bloodshed. – Fred Hampton Quotes

Political power flows from the barrel of a gun. – Fred Hampton