History of Chicago Series. The Black Panthers and the Murder of Fred Hampton.

The critically acclaimed film Judas and the Black Messiah depicts moments in Fred Hampton’s life and death in the city of Chicago. Join Dr. Chris Stacey for a presentation on the emergence of the Black Panther Party in Chicago, Fred Hampton’s Role in the BPP, and the events leading to his death on December 4, 1969 at the age of twenty-one. We’ll discuss the influence of the Black Panther Party and Fred Hampton on politics, culture, Chicago’s communities, and daily life. We’ll also seek to compare how the Hollywood portrayal of Fred Hampton converges and diverges from the documented details of his life.

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Time: 6:30 p.m. Central Standard Time

Cost: Free

2022 History of Chicago Series 

Jan 26: The Black Panthers and the Murder of Fred Hampton.

Feb 23: Boycott 63: Freedom Day and the Chicago School Boycotts in Honor of Black History Month, 1963-1964

Mar 30: Chicago Shapes the American Diet, Part 1: The Significance of Chicago on American Foodways and a History of Chicago’s Dairy Industry

April 27: Puerto Rican Immigration and the Division Street Riots, 1946-1966

May 25: The Rise of Chicago Blues and R & B: Vee-Jay, Chess Records, and the City’s Musical Pioneers, 1947-1960

June 29: Korean Immigration: Struggles and Social Influences, 1948-1992

July 27: Chicago Shapes the American Diet, Part 2: Sugar

Aug 31: Chicago Gospel Music, Part 3: Rise to World Prominence, 1950s-1960s

Sept 28: Chicago Transportation, Part 2: Cable Car City and Elevated Trains, 1882-1924

Nov 30: Chicago Shapes the American Diet, Part 3: Meat

Dec 28: Religion in Chicago, Part 1: World's Parliament of Religions of 1893

WHEN
January 26, 2022 at 6:30pm - 9pm
WHERE

Zoom Video Conference

Chicago, IL
United States
CONTACT

Chris Stacey

Will you come?