Fred Hampton’s Story Is More Than His Assassination

How well does the new Fred Hampton biopic “Judas and The Black Messiah” tell his story?

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Fred Hampton, center, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, speaks outside a rally outside the U.S. Courthouse in Chicago on Oct. 29, 1969. ASSOCIATED PRESS
First Rainbow Coalition
Fred Hampton, center, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, speaks outside a rally outside the U.S. Courthouse in Chicago on Oct. 29, 1969. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Fred Hampton’s Story Is More Than His Assassination

How well does the new Fred Hampton biopic “Judas and The Black Messiah” tell his story?

Actor Daniel Kaluuya accepted a Golden Globe on Sunday for his role as Fred Hampton in the new biopic Judas and The Black Messiah. In his acceptance speech, Kaluuya called for people to learn more about Hampton’s life, outside of his death.

Reset brings on a leading expert on the Illinois Black Panther Party and Fred Hampton for his take on how well the movie treats Hampton’s story.

GUEST: Jakobi Williams, Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor at Indiana University-Bloomington; author, “From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics in Chicago