Fred Hampton graduated high school with honors in 1966 and enrolled in pre-law classes in college. Seeing the struggle of the community around him, he joined the Black Panther Party (BPP) and used his legal knowledge to defend people of color against police brutality. He made major achievements, such as brokering a nonaggression pact among street gangs, emphasizing that conflict served to keep members in poverty. Their inclusion would’ve doubled the BPP. ... Hampton taught political education classes and launched a project for the community to supervise the police. He helped develop a free breakfast program. Because of his outspokenness and organizational skills, he quickly rose in the Black Panther Party. ... In 1969, Hampton was identified by the FBI as a radical threat, and they planted a black operative named O’Neal into the Panthers. O’Neal gave the FBI the floor plan of Hampton’s apartment. O’Neal slipped a barbiturate sleep agent into Hampton’s drink and left. 1:30am Dec 4, Hampton fell asleep mid-sentence talking to his mother on the phone. He was not known to take drugs, but it was found in his toxicology report (FBI findings refuted this, but the first toxicologist stood by her report). ... Dec 4, 1969, 4:45 am, police stormed Hampton’s apartment. They shot Mark Clark, who was sitting guard for Hampton (who had often received death threats), in the chest. ... Police pulled away Hampton’s fiancee (9 months pregnant with their child) and approached Hampton (who was still unresponsive in bed) and fired two shots point blank at Hampton’s head. ... Chicago Police claimed the Panthers were the first to fire, but investigations found the police fired around 95 shots. Ballistics showed that the only Black Panther shot fired was accidental from the shotgun Clark held as he fell.. ... The only reason any of these details are known is because a break-in at FBI office in Pennsylvania revealed & reported the info. FBI agent O’Neal later admitted his involvement and committed suicide in 1990. ... A lawsuit was filed and was later resolved in 1982 by a settlement of $1.8million, and Hampton’s death is now considered an FBI assassination.