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Solidarity Cinema – “The Murder of Fred Hampton”
April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
April 16: The Murder of Fred Hampton (The Film Group, 1971, 88m) discussion with Jacqueline Serrato, editor in chief of the South Side Weekly and author of Fifty Years of Fred Hampton’s Rainbow Coalition; and Anthony Clark, teacher and former congressional candidate; Screening 6pm, Discussion 7:40pm; https://www.facebook.com/solidaritycinema/
All streams will be streaming at twitch.tv/solidaritycinema
“The Murder of Fred Hampton began as a film portrait of Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but half way through the shoot, Hampton was murdered by Chicago policeman. In an infamous moment in Chicago history and politics, over a dozen policeman burst into Hampton’s apartment while its occupants were sleeping, killing Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark and brutalizing the other occupants.
Filmmakers Mike Gray and Howard Alk arrived a few hours later to shoot film footage of the crime scene that was later used to contradict news reports and police testimony.”