Fred Hampton Family Aquatic Center in Maywood, Illinois

A family aquatic park might seem like an on odd way to honor a leader of the Black Panther Party who was killed in a controversial shooting by Chicago police in 1969. But an unrestricted public pool for youth was part of Fred Hampton’s dream of improving the living conditions in his hometown of Maywood, Illinois

The young revolutionary was chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Blank Panthers. By the age of 21, he had already gained a reputation as a talented political organizer. But...

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