December 4, 2009 marked the 40th anniversary of the murders of Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton, and party member Mark Clark by the Chicago Police Department. Party members, scholars and activists examine the impact of this event locally and nationally, and explore the larger context of the history and culture of the Black Panther Party and its relevance for today. This event is co-sponsored by the Black Panther Party (BPP) Illinois History Project.
Willie Calvin, IL Chapter BPP member
Lynn French, IL Chapter BPP member
Jeffrey Haas, author of The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther
Akua Njeri, IL Chapter BPP member; Chairperson, December 4th Committee
Tracye A. Matthews, (moderator) Associate Director of CSRPC
This event was the first of two panels; click here for Panel 2.
Recorded Wednesday, December 02, 2009 at International House.