At each of seven events commemorating the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Black Panther leaders Chairman Fred Hampton and Defense Captain Mark Clark, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. will bring to life the legend of his father, who, at age 21, had organized the nation's largest chapter of the Black Panther Party and the original "rainbow coalition" and was perceived as such a threat to the government that on Dec. 4, 1969, his home was raided at 4 a.m. by the FBI and Chicago police, who shot him dead in his bed as he lay sleeping beside his wife, Akua Njeri, who would give birth to their son, Fred Jr., on Dec. 29.
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Today, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. heads the Prisoners of Conscience Committee, carrying on much of his father's work. The tour is headlined "YOU CAN KILL A REVOLUTIONARY BUT YOU CAN'T KILL THE REVOLUTION!"
The seven stops on this historic tour are:
*Saturday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Black Dot Cafe, 1195 Pine St., West Oakland
*Monday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Sonoma State University, Stevenson Hall 1002
*Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m., Black Community Services Center, 418 Santa Teresa St., Stanford
*Wednesday, Nov. 11, 12:30 p.m., Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill
*Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m., Barrios Unidos, 1817 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz
*Thursday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m., Poor Magazine 2nd Floor Theater, Redstone Building, 2940 16th St., near 16th St. BART, San Francisco
*Friday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Niebyl Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
The tour is a fundraiser for BlockReportRadio.com and SFBayView.com and is endorsed by 393 Films, Brown Berets, Barrios Unidos, NAACP and Black New World. Donation: $10-$10,000