Chicago | History of Chicago Series: The Black Panthers and the Murder of Fred Hampton

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The critically acclaimed film Judas and the Black Messiah depicts moments in Fred Hampton’s life and death in the city of Chicago. Join Dr. Chris Stacey of the Columbia Alumni Association of Chicago for a presentation on the emergence of the Black Panther Party in Chicago, Fred Hampton’s Role in the BPP, and the events leading to his death on December 4, 1969 at the age of twenty-one. We’ll discuss the influence of the Black Panther Party and Fred Hampton on politics, culture, Chicago’s communities, and daily life. We’ll also seek to compare how the Hollywood portrayal of Fred Hampton converges and diverges from the documented details of his life.

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2022 History of Chicago Series 

  • Feb 23: Boycott 63: Freedom Day and the Chicago School Boycotts in Honor of Black History Month, 1963-1964
  • Mar 30: Chicago Shapes the American Diet, Part 1: The Significance of Chicago on American Foodways and a History of Chicago’s Dairy Industry
  • April 27: Puerto Rican Immigration and the Division Street Riots, 1946-1966
  • May 25: The Rise of Chicago Blues and R & B: Vee-Jay, Chess Records, and the City’s Musical Pioneers, 1947-1960
  • June 29: Korean Immigration: Struggles and Social Influences, 1948-1992
  • July 27: Chicago Shapes the American Diet, Part 2: Sugar
  • Aug 31: Chicago Gospel Music, Part 3: Rise to World Prominence, 1950s-1960s
  • Sept 28: Chicago Transportation, Part 2: Cable Car City and Elevated Trains, 1882-1924
  • Nov 30: Chicago Shapes the American Diet, Part 3: Meat
  • Dec 28: Religion in Chicago, Part 1: World's Parliament of Religions of 1893
January 26, 2022 at 4:30pm - 7pm

Online - Zoom


Chris Stacey