[Marxism] New book on Fred Hampton assassination

sandia sandia1980 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 17:43:13 MST 2009

> It is hard to believe he was only 21 when he was assassinated.  The
> Panthers attracted many talented and dedicated people.

Very true. Hampton, in particular, was truly special. He had no
interest in cultivating the cult-of-personality worship that other
Panther leaders like Huey P. and Cleaver did. He was gathering
together a multi-racial/ethnic working-class youth coalition in
Chicago when he was killed. He had the moral authority to pull
something like that together. He was one of the closest things to
Malcolm after Malcolm, in terms of his strategic thinking, idiom and
the trust he endeared.



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