Thursday, February 22, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes attorney and author Jeffrey Haas, who will sign and discuss his book, The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther!
It’s around 7am on December 4, 1969, and attorney Jeff Haas is in a police lockup in Chicago, interviewing Fred Hampton’s fiancée. 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’s 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.
"An extraordinary retelling of a shameful chapter in our history . . . [A] cautionary tale, as well as a story of heroism." —Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of The Assassination of Fred Hampton from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.