Friday, February 19. 7 PM
JEFFREY HAAS,author ofThe 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.
CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Oppression of Black People from
Why It's Necessary,
Why It's Possible,
What It's All About
A film of a talk by Bob Avakian
Discussion to follow film clips
| February 11th, Thursday 7 PM |
The Murder of
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.
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.