On Thursday, Feb. 18 Fred Hampton’s lawyer Jeffery Haas, and Bill Hampton, the brother of the charismatic leader of the Black Panther Party who was killed by the Chicago police in 1969, spoke on Fred Hampton’s life and death in the context of police violence, racism and the law. Their talk was held at UWMilwaukee’s Union, 2200 E. Kenwood.
Haas is the author of the recently released and widely acclaimed book, “The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI & the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther.” Bill Hampton, Fred’s older brother, is a graduate of Roosevelt University, a director of the Midwest Voters Alliance, and president of the Fred Hampton Scholarship Fund.
Haas’s book includes the results of 13 years of litigation, yielding what has been called the best documented case of a domestic assassination by the U.S. government. For more information, see www.Hamptonbook.com and www.peopleslawoffice.com, or contact the Milwaukee Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, 414-273-1040 ext.12.