[Marxism] Im Memory of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark
bhaskar.sunkara at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 20:46:10 MST 2008
We can't forget the memory of these revolutionaries. Nice to know something
about Mark Clark, Hampton of course was the BPP's most promising young
leader, obviously this is why he was brutally targeted and murdered. When
the state is treatened we see its true nature, in times like today we can't
help but look back and see the Leviathan we are up against.
On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 9:51 PM, Carrol Cox <cbcox at ilstu.edu> wrote:
> In Memory of Fred Hampton, August 30, 1948 December 4, 1969
> Vice-Chairman, Illinois Black Panther Party
> In Memory of Mark Clark, June 28, 1947 December 4, 1969
> Member, Peoria Chapter, Black Panther Party of Illinois
> Murdered December 4, 1969 by Chicago Police under the direction of the
> Cook County States Attorney, instigated by the FBI.
> For he was likely, had he been put on,
> To have prov'd most royal . . . .
> Carrol Cox
> Mark Clark was born on June 28, 1947, in Peoria, Illinois, to Elder
> William Clark and Fannie Bardley Clark. He became active in the National
> Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at an early
> age and joined in demonstrating against discrimination in employment,
> housing and education. According to John Gwynn, former President of
> state and local chapters of the NAACP, Mark Clark and his brothers
> played a major part in keeping other teenagers in line. "He could call
> for order when older persons or adults could not," he said of Mark in a
> December 1969 interview with the Chicago Tribune. Family members say
> Mark Clark enjoyed reading and art and was good at drawing portraits.
> He attended Manual High School and Illinois Central Junior College in
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