The Murder of Fred Hampton  

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The Murder of Fred Hampton is a 1971 American documentary film directed by Howard Alk and Mike Gray. The film began as a portrait of Fred Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but half way through the shoot, Hampton was murdered by Chicago policeman. In an infamous moment in Chicago history and politics, over a dozen policeman burst into Hampton s apartment while its occupants were sleeping, killing Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark and brutalizing the other occupants. Filmmakers Mike Gray and Howard Alk arrived a few hours later to shoot film footage of the crime scene that was later used to contradict news reports and police testimony. Restored and reworked by Mike Gray, The Murder of Fred Hampton is described as a chilling slice of American history.




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