Monday, October 22, 2007
Free Movie Night!: "The Murder of Fred Hampton" @123 Space
Tuesday October 23rd at 7pm
123 Tompkins Ave (off of Myrtle), Brooklyn
Free Movie Night!
Featuring "the Murder Of Fred Hampton" (1971)
This Documentary tells the story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Black Panther Party in Illinois. Hampton was a fiery orator and though only 21 years old at the time of his death his electrifying words and actions were inspiring young black people to demand respect and to insist that their power and voice be felt.
At the same time the FBI was implementing their notorious COINTELPRO program aimed illegally at suppressing domestic dissent and aimed especially at radical groups like the Black Panthers. Working with local police departments, the government moved against Black Panther chapters and leaders across the country.
On December 4, 196p, in a pre dawn FBI directed police raid, Fred Hampton was murdered. This film shows vividly what the police do to those who dare to openly, aggressively challenge government authority, and the courage of those who dare to fight for a better world.
Free Popcorn will be serverd!
123 community space:
123 tompkins ave (off myrtle)
G to myrtle willoughby