FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chairman Fred Hampton Jr.
INTERNATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY DAY
(Chicago, Illinois) – On Friday, December 3, 2021, from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM a silent auction will be held at the Kehrein Center of the Arts located at 5628 West Washington Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois. This fundraiser is in support of The Save The Hampton House Campaign, and artists from various states will contribute artwork for the auction. Save The Hampton House is a campaign led by Chairman Fred Hampton’s widow Akua Njeri, formerly known as Deborah Johnson, and his son, Chairman Fred Jr., to turn Chairman Fred’s childhood home into a historic landmark and community center where visitors would learn about the legacy of the Black Panther Party and inspire future leaders in the movement. Tickets for the Silent Auction may be purchased at: https://www.32auctions.com/savethehamptonhouse. Please visit www.savethehamptonhouse.org for additional information. All donations can be made to Save The Hampton House, Inc. and are tax-deductible.
On Saturday, December 4th the annual International Revolutionary Day (IRD) commemorating the life of Chairman Fred Hampton of the Illinois Chapter Black Panther Party, will begin at 12:00 noon at 2337 West Chairman Fred Hampton Way, formally known as Monroe and Western, with a silent vigil, speakers, solidarity statements, and the POCC/BPPC Youth Troops.
The Massacre on Monroe left in its aftermath, the assassination of twenty-one-year-old Chairman Fred Hampton and twenty-two-year-old Defense Captain Mark Clark. As it was in life, it remains in legacy; the attack on the struggle for self-determination was deemed the number one threat to the internal security of the country by former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.
Survivors of the 1969, Monroe Massacre will be convened.
How was the Black Panther Party the number one threat to the internal security of the country? By providing the first nationwide Free Breakfast programs. By providing Free Medical Clinics. Or, by providing information to better communities of poor people nationwide?
At 4:00 PM on Saturday December 4, 2021, the Cook County Board President, and other Commissioners will deliver a proclamation in honor of Chairman Fred Hampton at the Chairman Fred Hampton Aquatic Center: 300 Oak St, Maywood, IL 60153.
For Additional Information Contact:
Dr. Njeri Cruse – 646-732-0183 or
Benjamin Henning – 612-836-3715