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Fred Hampton’s Childhood Set To Become Community Center, Museum And Recording Studio!


Black Panther leader and iconic revolutionary Fred Hampton’s childhood home in Illinois will soon be serving the public in a major way, as it is currently in the works of being reconstructed into a museum, community center and recording studio!

The home located at 804 S. 17th Ave in Maywood was recently saved from foreclosure and ultimately demolition following an outpouring of donations secured by Hampton’s son through a GoFundMe account named Save the Hampton House, reports The Grio.

Sources have confirmed that the account was established in December 2020 within efforts of reserving,  “the childhood home of Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton.”

It has been indicated that following the recent release of the film Judas and the Black Messiah staring Daniel Kayuula and LaKeith Stanfield depicting Fred Hampton’s life as a Black Panther leading up to his assassination at only 21 years old; may have played a pivotal role.

The original proposed goal was for $350,000 was recently surpassed by over $5,000.

“We are seeking landmark status for the home and plan to establish it as a museum,” the fund description reads.

“We are also facilitating educational services, community gardens and a meeting place for community development.”

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