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Fred Hampton — ABC News interview (unedited) 1969
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Fred Hampton — ABC News interview (unedited) 1969

Six months before his death, activist Fred Hampton had an interview with ABC News. Hampton called out the fascist rhetoric of political leaders and police, explained the objectives of the Black Panther Party, discussed why the Black Panthers distanced itself from the controversial Weathermen and dispelled preconceived ideas about Black Panthers stance on violence. TRANSCRIPT Interviewer: Fred, where does the Black Panther Party stand concerning The Weathermen, the SDS? Hampton: We stand way back from the SDS and Weatherman because we believe that the weatherman action has two actions. There's realm two and Weathermen. We think they could call them both national action we think that rim two is national action weatherman is national reaction you know we think it is an ar...