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Free 'Em All Radio with Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and the Lady of Rage 2021-02-10, 2021-02-10

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Abstract

This episode was recorded during screening of Judas and the Black Messiah. Chairman Fred and The Lady of Rage discuss the One Prisoner Once Contact program, prisoner uprisings in St. Louis and Kansas, and the importance of accountability to movement building. Two listeners call in to report on conditions related to Covid-19 in prisons, the relationship between capitalism and the pandemic, and Chairman Fred’s influence on the film Judas and the Black Messiah. The episode ends with a speech from Chairman Fred Hampton Sr.

Dates

  • 2021-02-10

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. is the son of Fred Hampton and Akua Njeri (formerly known as Deborah Johnson). Chairman Fred has been organizing for the liberation of the People for decades as the leader of the Black Panther Cubs and one of the main driving forces behind defending Fred Hampton’s childhood home, the Hampton House.

Biographical / Historical

Robin Yvette Allen, known by her stage name Lady of Rage, is a rapper and actress whose career spans decades. She has been co-hosting Free ‘Em All Radio since 2016.

Extent

52.7 Megabytes

Language of Materials

English

00:00:04 -- Intro music

00:04:47 -- Host introductions

00:06:10 -- One Prisoner One Contact program

00:08:46 -- Uprising in St. Louis and Kansas prisons

00:14:24 -- Importance of accountability

00:15:18 -- First caller, Kankakee Covid-19 prison report

00:26:01 -- Relationship between Covid-19 and capitalism

00:28:55 -- Message from a woman (Kia Pettis) whose father (Tyrone Pettis) is in prison in Danville

00:34:45 -- Mistreatment of prisoners with non-violent cases during the pandemic

00:41:10 -- Second caller, Pierce; discussion on Chairman’s influence on Judas and the Black Messiah

00:47:02 -- Women and children kept in prison

00:48:50 -- Outro speech from Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. and music


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