Why was Fred Hampton shot?
One of the main reasons for this assassination was that the government feared that Hampton’s effectiveness toward the success of the Black Panthers’ political aims. Hampton had a magnetic personality and the unique ability to unite people from many different walks of life.
Did Fred Hampton have a child?
Early life and education. Born in Chicago, Hampton is the son of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton and his fiance, Deborah Johnson. He was born 25 days after his father, at age 21, was assassinated by the Chicago police in a 1969 raid. His mother named him Alfred Johnson at birth.