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Fred Hampton Jr
Fred Hampton Jr

Fred Hampton Jr

Prisoners of Conscience Committee

Chicago, IL USA

"Heads up, eyes open, and fists clenched."

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Fred's work combines: Government, Politics, and Upholding a Cause and Belief

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Day In The Life

Activist / Chairman

I'm a community organizer, activist, speaker, and chairman of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee.

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    His father, Fred Hampton was involved in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

  • 2.

    Father later led the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party; was slain in raid conducted by the Chicago Police Department, FBI.

  • 3.

    Fred followed in his father's footsteps and worked as an activist.

  • 4.

    In 1990, became President of the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement-ensures democratic rights for African Americans.

  • 5.

    Convicted of arson during the 1992 Rodney King riots, was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

  • 6.

    Says in his occupation, from day to day he "dances with death," so he rarely thinks about his future.

  • 7.

    He faces death, prison, trials everyday but says "if we spend more time thinking about that than doing work, we spend less time working for the people."

  • 8.

    Says you can't let fear or tragedy "stifle your growth; you gotta keep on doing what you do."