October 17, 2018
On Tuesday October 16, 2018 The Black Panther Party Cubs launched a 48-hour fundraiser telethon to save the Hampton House starting at 3pm CST. This event comes on the 50th anniversary of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and the second-year anniversary commemorating the death of Deputy Chairman Fred Hampton Senior's mother, Mrs. Iberia Hampton.
Deputy Chairman of the Illinois Chapter of The Black Panther Party, Fred Hampton, was born on August 30, 1948. He was raised in the Chicago neighborhood of Maywood, Illinois. In 1968, he joined The Black Panther Party (BPP), headquartered in Oakland, California. Under Chairman's leadership, programs such as The Free Breakfast Program, which fed thousands of children every week, Medical programs, which provided the nations first sickle cell anemia testing programs, and laid the foundation for government research on sickle cell disease - flourished. Additionally, The Transportation Programs provided access for individuals to and from prisons for visiting loved ones and encouraging self-determination.
Notice of Foreclosure
Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr. recently obtained information detailing a Notice of Foreclosure and Sale of the Hampton property. Upon contacting the mortgage company, he has learned that $80,000 (eighty thousand dollars), is required to stop the foreclosure sale of this Historical Landmark. The sale is scheduled for October 23, 2018. An additional $2000,000 is required to make necessary repairs and updates to bring the building up to code.
The Hampton House is located at: 804 South 17th Avenue, Maywood, Illinois 60153. Please visit for additional information, including a link to donate via Go Fund Me.
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