Sunday, February 7, 2010

Friday, February 19. 7 PM

Assasinatoin of Hampton

JEFFREY HAAS,author of

The Assassination of Fred Hampton How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther"

It's around 7:00 A.M. on December 4, 1969, and

attorney Jeff Haas is in a police lockup in Chicago, interviewing Fred Hampton's fiancee. She is describing how the police pulled her from the room as Fred lay unconscious on their bed. She heard one officer say, "He's still alive." She then heard two shots. A second officer said, "He's good and dead now." She looks at Jeff and asks, "What can you do?"

The Assassination of Fred Hampton is Haas' personal account of how he and People's Law Office partner Flint Taylor pursued Hampton's assassins, ultimately prevailing over unlimited government resources and FBI conspiracy. Come meet author and attorney Jeffrey Haas, and get your book signed at this opening book party.

February 7th, Sunday 4 PM RevTalk with youtube


Film Screening of excerpts on the
Oppression of Black People from

Why It's Necessary,
Why It's Possible,
What It's All About

film of a talk by Bob Avakian
Discussion to follow film clips

February 11th, Thursday 7 PM
Film screening Murder of Emmett Till
The Murder of
Emmett Till

Free Admission
In August 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy whistled at a white woman in a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Two white men dragged him from his bed and brutally beat and shot him in the head. His killers were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury. The defendants then sold their story, including a detailed account of how they murdered Till, to a journalist. The murder and the trial horrified the nation and the world.
Till's death was a spark that helped mobilize the civil rights movement.

February 14th, Sunday 4 PM
Cornel and Carl

Video Showing
A Great Night in Harlem
The Ascendancy of Obama...and the continued Need for Resistance and Liberation: a Dialogue between
Cornel West & Carl Dix."
This program was originally presented by Revolution Books on July 14, 2009, at the Harlem Stage of Aaron Davis Hall in New York to an overfilled crowd of 650 with a couple hundred turned away.

Saturday, February 27, 2 PM

Bridges of Memory: Chicago's Second Generation of Black Migration

with the author TIMUEL D. BLACK, JR.

-from foreword by Studs Terkel

Timuel Black is a revered educator, political activist, community leader, oral historian and philosopher. "What Zora Neale Hurston did in the thirties, capturing the voices and visions of ex-slaves and their children, Tim Black has done with the grandchildren and their younglings. Hurston's turf was the Deep South; Black's territory is Chicago's Bronzeville."

Professor Black will speak about his trilogy chronicling Black migration to Chicago from 1920s to the present. He will also speak about his memoir Sacred Groundsto be released Spring 2010.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

february events

February 7, Sunday 4, pm
Screening of excerpts from Revolution: Why it's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About, a film of a talk by Bob Avakian. Come discuss the Black National Question for Black History Month.

February 11, Thursday, 7 pm
Film Screening and discussion of the movie, The Murder of Emmett Till.

February 27, Saturday 2 pm
Discussion with Professor Timuel Black on his latest addition to the trilogy of books titled Bridges of Memory: Chicago's First Wave of Great Migration. The books chronicle Black Chicago history from the 1920s to the present. Timuel Black will also discuss his memoir Sacred Grounds that will be released this spring.

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