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  • Next week at Media Burn… plus tigers!

    Next week at Media Burn… plus tigers!

    It’s going to be a busy week at Media Burn! We are honored and pleased to be participating for our fourth year in the University of Michigan School of Information’s Alternative Spring Break Program. UMSI’s accomplished students volunteer for spring break internships at nonprofit and government institutions in Chicago, Detroit, New York and Washington, D.C. Five graduate students will be spending next week at Media Burn, lending us their technical expertise, creativity, and energy to improve our ability to serve … Continue reading

  • Murder of Fred Hampton, reel 1

    Murder of Fred Hampton, reel 1

    Documentary about the death of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. The film started out as a simple portrait of Hampton and features lots of footage of his powerful speeches. However, in 1969, Hampton was murdered in his bed at the Panther headquarters by the Chicago police. The event was extremely controversial as the police and the Black Panthers told drastically different versions of the events. The film became instrumental in proving the Panthers’ story that the police broke in to headquarters without warning and killed Hampton without resistance. Continue reading

  • American Revolution II: Right On

    American Revolution II: Right On

    0:00 “American Revolution II: Right On.” Meeting of residents of Uptown with members of the Black Panther party. 0:35 Southern man, leader of Young Patriots, introduces Black Panther Bob Lee to speak to a group of people. 1:05 Lee introduces himself and explains that the Panthers want to help the people of Uptown because they face similar problems to the Panthers on the South and West sides of Chicago. 3:20 People from both groups talk about helping each other take … Continue reading

  • American Revolution II: Battle of Chicago

    American Revolution II: Battle of Chicago

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. This tape has two sections. Continue reading

  • Murder of Fred Hampton, reel 2

    Murder of Fred Hampton, reel 2

    Documentary about the death of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. The film started out as a simple portrait of Hampton and features lots of footage of his powerful speeches. However, in 1969, Hampton was murdered in his bed at the Panther headquarters by the Chicago police. The event was extremely controversial as the police and the Black Panthers told drastically different versions of the events. The film became instrumental in proving the Panthers’ story that the police broke in to headquarters without warning and killed Hampton without resistance. Continue reading