Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This film depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but also documents his activities in organizing the Chapter, his public speeches, and the programs he founded for children during the last eighteen months of his life.
Harvard Film Archive / submitted by Max Schaefer <email@example.com>
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My uncle was involved with this film. The cameraman, Mike Gray, had to go into hiding in CA for months with the film canisters because he fillmed the evidence of the real bedroom door with bullets going one way. He went behind the yellow police tape the day before Hanrahan's men switched to the false door that showed 2 way shooting. See more
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