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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Fred Hampton: History Is A Weapon

"You can kill a revolutionary, but you can't kill the revolution" is a phrase made famous by Fred Hampton, who was killed at 20 by the FBI's COINTEL-PRO and the Chicago Police Department in 1969. Hampton, who was a high school leader and NAACP activist in suburban Maywood, Ill., quickly assumed the state leadership of the Panthers when he joined in 1968. Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark were murdered in an early-morning raid of Panther headquarters. An FBI informant, William O'Neal, provided the Bureau with information on the headquarters' floor plan.
A Speech By Fred Hampton
Power anywhere where there's people. Power anywhere where there's people. Let me give you an example of teaching people. Basically, the way they learn is observation and participation. You know a lot of us go around and joke ourselves and believe that the masses have PhDs, but that's not true. And even if they did, it wouldn't make any difference. Because with some things, you have to learn by seeing it or either participating in it. And you know yourselves that there are people walking around your community today that have all types of degrees that should be at this meeting but are not here. Right? Because you can have as many degrees as a thermometer. If you don't have any practice, they you can't walk across the street and chew gum at the same time.