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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Maywood honors Fred Hampton Saturday

There will be a Fred Hampton monument dedication and street naming ceremony Saturday, September 8, 2007 at 4 PM at 300 Oak, Maywood, IL, aka Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center.

[UPDATE: Sun-Times (Monifa Thomas) covered the event.]

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  • Since when do we honor criminals?

    By Anonymous mojojojo, at 9:38 PM, September 08, 2007  

  • What heinous crime did Hampton commit that outweighs his positive accomplishments?

    Did you object to naming a football field in Melrose Park after a career criminal?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 7:12 PM, September 09, 2007  

  • Streets, parks, swimming pools - none should be named after criminals, black or white. Nyberg, you really are full of it - you just pick and choose without a shred of intellectual honesty. You argue like a four year old. God help us if you are ever actually elected of hold the public trust. You are the most arbitrary, hypocritical and unfair individual out there.

    By Anonymous carlsnuts, at 7:59 AM, September 10, 2007  

  • What crime did Fred Hampton commit? Trying to change society?

    Who committed more serious crimes? Fred Hampton? Or Martin Luther King, Jr?

    What about John Brown? Wasn't he a criminal?

    And there were a number of people associated with the U.S. revolution who were considered criminals by England, right?

    What about Jesus? He was a criminal worthy of the death penalty? Are you denouncing people who not only honor Him, but worship this criminal?

    What was the crime that Fred Hampton committed that is such a bone in your craw? Or do you just assume he committed some crime?

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 9:23 AM, September 10, 2007  

  • I'd like to thank the Village of Maywood, Illinois for honoring Fred Hampton, a fine man and true leader in the African-American community. And thanks Carl for posting this information on your blog.

    By Anonymous Congratulations, at 1:05 PM, September 10, 2007  

  • To: mojojojo:

    you are one simple piece of @#%&!!!

    So if you say Chairman Fred was a criminal for standing up for a change in the way society treated the Black race, what kind of dope are you smoking. All of our local Schools and about 1/2 of the City steets and buildings are named after the "REAL CRIMINALS" who enslaved black people for more the 600 years and are still trying to do it today.Does the words "JENA 6" ring a bell you idiot. now do some home work on the background of these true Americans who we call our HERO`S.

    1. Pesident George Washington
    2. President Abe Lincoln
    3. Emerson
    4. Hamilton
    5. Jefferson
    6. General U. Grant

    need I go on . These men and many more are on everything in America even the hard earned money in our pockets and you call chairman Fred a criminal. And you dont even have to look back that far you jerk. most of their Great Grand-Fathers were slave owners and most of them as children were having sex with the slaves and in some cases given whips to whip them when they came back from the feilds. get a life you idiot and learn to stand up for what is really a good cause for human kind. you are truly a joke.

    godd job on the report Carl. Keep up the good work guy.

    By Anonymous Black Panther Party Still Alive, at 3:54 PM, September 10, 2007  

  • Do your homework before you start serious bias objections . A person like you will never know what the Party stood for . We will continue to fight to keep the name of OUR HREOS alive.

    Please Read::

    Hampton was born on August 30, 1948, in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Maywood, a suburb to the west of the city. His parents had moved north from Louisiana, and both worked at the Argo Starch Company. As a youth, Hampton was gifted both in the classroom and on the athletic field, graduating from high school with honors in 1966.

    Following his graduation, Hampton enrolled at Triton Junior College in nearby River Grove, Illinois, majoring in pre-law. He also became active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), assuming leadership of the Youth Council of the organization's West Suburban Branch. In his capacity as an NAACP youth organizer, Hampton began to show signs of his natural leadership abilities; from a community of 27,000, he was able to muster a youth group 500-members strong. He worked to get more and better recreational facilities established in the neighborhoods, and to improve educational resources for Maywood's impoverished black community. Through his involvement with the NAACP, Hampton hoped to achieve social change through nonviolent activism and community organizing.

    By Anonymous A TRUE MAYWOODIAN, at 4:02 PM, September 10, 2007  

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