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50 years after his assassination, Fred Hampton’s legacy lives on; Plus: Women political prisoners you should know

0:08 – Today is Chairman Fred Hampton’s birthday. Fred Hampton was an activist, revolutionary and chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. This year will also mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination on Dec. 4, 1969, by the Chicago Police Department. We’ll speak with Fred Hampton Jr. about his father’s birthday, legacy and saving the Hampton House, the house that Fred Hampton Sr. grew up in that has been in the Hampton family for generations.

0:34 – This week, we close out our ‘Black August’ series profiling political prisoners with a look at several women political prisoners from Rev. Joy Powell to honorable mention of freedom fighter Assata Shakur currently living in exile. For more we’re joined by Efyia Nwangaza (won Gaza), human rights and prisoners advocate, founder and director of the Malcolm X Center for self determination. 

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