Logline: In a little over two years, Fred Hampton went from getting the first black girl elected homecoming queen at his high school to being made national spokesman for the Black Panthers. But his dynamic personality and powerful eloquence earned him the attention of J. Edgar Hoover, who considered the Black Panthers “the greatest threat to [America’s] internal security.” A brilliant young community organizer in Chicago and on his way to law school, Hampton was Barack Obama a generation before Barack Obama. Or would have been, if he had lived past 21.
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