Real Name: Fredrick Allen Hampton
Identity/Class: Human (Pre-Modern era)
Occupation: Activist, revolutionary
Group Membership: The Black Panther Party, the
Affiliations: The Black Panther Party, the Young Lords, the Young Patriots
Enemies: FBI, William O'Neal
Known Relatives: Francis Hampton (father), Iberia Hampton (mother), Fred Hampton, Jr. (son)
Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois, USA
First Appearance: (in a Marvel comic): Falcon II#1 (December, 2017)
Powers/Abilities: Fred Hampton was a skilled
leader and organizer. He also had extensive knowledge of the United
States legal system.
History: (real life history) - Fred Hampton
was born on August 30, 1948 and grew up in the Chicago suburbs.
Graduating from Proviso East High School, Hampton studied pre-law at
Triton Junior College. After studying at Crane Junior College and the
University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Hampton became active with
the NAACP and became the head of its West Suburban chapter Youth
Council. Demonstrating leadership abilities and hoping to bring about
social change through activism and organization, Hampton joined the
Black Panther Party's Chicago chapter in November 1968, soon becoming a
Party leader. Working to arrange community services such as free
breakfasts and health clinics, Fred Hampton also oversaw a Rainbow
Coalition peace pact between the Black Panthers and local gangs the
Young Patriots and Young Lords, drawing negative attention from both
local law enforcement and J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. Unaware the FBI had
employed William O'Neal to infiltrate the Black Panther Party, Hampton
was drugged by O'Neal on December 3, 1969 shortly before officers
raided Hampton's home. The drugged Hampton remained asleep as officers
killed his security.
(real life history/Falcon II#1 (fb)) - As night
turned to morning on December 4, 1969, the officers located the wounded
Hampton and shot him dead. The remaining seven Black Panthers in
Hampton's home were all arrested (with the charges later dropped after
a trial revealed the number of shots fired).
(Falcon II#1 - BTS) - Decades later, the heroic
Falcon met with Southstone Rangers gang leader Dray to suggest a truce
between the Southstone Rangers and their rival gang, the Spanish Kings.
Not trusting that Falcon would not have both gangs arrested if they
cooperated, Dray referenced the deaths of Fred Hampton and Laquan
McDonald as he expressed his feelings that all police-like agents
(including superheroes) lied.
Comments: Adapted into Marvel Comics by Rodney Barnes and Joshua Cassara.
Fred Hampton's real life history was gathered from
various sources including the African-American Heritage section of the
National Archives website and biography.com. Please forgive any
historical errors or overlooks that may have been adapted from those
The Black Panthers as a group are seen in a flashback in Black Panther IV#22 (January, 2007) but no individual members were identified and there was no way of telling whether it was the Chicago chapter chaired by Fred Hampton or another chapter in another city. Therefore, I chose not to list Black Panther IV#22 as an appearance of Fred.
While Fred Hampton's Marvel Universe history was not
specifically shown (other than his death in a single flashback image),
it seems likely that his life mirrored that of the real Fred Hampton. This would
firmly place the Marvel Universe's version of Fred Hampton into his
real life dates of 1948-1969. As of 2/2/2021, he has not appeared in
any other Marvel comics to my knowledge.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Fred Hampton has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Falcon II#1, p8, pan1 (Fred Hampton, main image)
Falcon II#1 (December, 2017) - Rodney Barnes (writer), Joshua Cassara (art), Charles Beacham (editor)
First Posted: 02/02/2021
Last updated: 02/02/2021
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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