Closes with an excerpt of a speech by Chairman Fred, explaining why he would rather die a revolutionary than live being subjected to injustice.
In the 1960’s, COINTELPRO’s targets frequently included civil rights activists, both those who espoused non-violence, like Martin Luther King, and those that Hoover referred to as “black nationalist hate groups,” like the Black Panthers.
While the story of Hampton’s death is fairly well known, O’Neal’s involvement in the matter is often oddly overlooked.
Within one year of the formation
of the Black Panther Party, the FBI established a special counter-intelligence program called COINTELPRO, to neutralize political dissidents.