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Benefit Screening

ID Number: 15706
Maker: Peace Press; Fred Hampton Legal Fund
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1977
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 28 cm x 48.1 cm; 11 in x 18 15/16 in
Main Subject: Black Panther Party; African Americans
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Benefit Screening, March 5& 6, 1977, The Murder Of Fred Hampton Sat. March 5th--Royal Theatre 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA Sun, March 6th-- Los Feliz Theatre 1822 North Vermont Screenings at 11 AM Fred Hampton Legal Fund Donation $3.00 December 11, 1969. To silence growing criticism of the raid on Hampton's apartment, police give an exclusive story to The Tribune. But the bullet holes depicted in photographs given to the newspaper- supporting the police allegations of a shoot-out - turn out, upon examination, to be nailheads. A filmed "official re-enactment" of the raid, staged by State's Attorney Hanrahan's office for CBS-TV. "I put the machine gun on single fire, and I started, from the left side of the wall, coming across, watching where the rounds were hitting, and I went over the girl's head, down on the other side of her, and I continued fire across the wall..." Copy of official FBI document used by Chicago police in planning December 4, 1969 raid which resulted in Fred Hampton's death. Hampton's apartment was diagrammed from descriptions supplied by William O'Neal, FBI informant inside the Chicago Chapter, B.P.P. It is one of thousands of documents suppressed by the FBI and unearthed in the current trial. "The door to the North Bedroom." Police insist it was riddled with gunfire from Panther weapons. But on December 8, independent ballistics expert Herbert MacDonell proves the holes were caused by police gunfire through the living room wall. The bed where Hampton died. Police stated they were met in a hail of bullets and that Hampton died in a desperate 10 to 20 minute shoot-out. But the press found no evidence of return fire. A special Federal Grand Jury found that of 100 shoots accounted for, 99 came from police weapons and "...only one possible shot" might have come from the Panthers.

Acquisition Number: 2001-113

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