49 years ago today, in my hometown city of Chicago, this man Fred Hampton was assassinated by the FBI for attempting to unite the gangs of the city into a peoples union for political action. (Proof + Details in Comments)
Martin Luther King Jr. was shielded by his aides from a a mob of hostile whites after being struck by a rock to his head, while leading the march with civil rights demonstrators to protest housing discrimination in Chicago, Illinois. August 5, 1966 [2405 x 2202]
On this day in 1969, the Chicago Police department, operating as a death squad, executed the Black Panther Fred Hampton w/ two shots to the head at point-blank range. The operation was a cold-blooded political assassination carried out with assistance from the FBI.
TIL There are three types of dashes. A hyphen (-) connects compound works, like Anglo-Saxon. The En-Dash (–) is used when showing a type of distance or range, like Mon–Fri. The Em-Dash (—) is used to add a thought into a sentence, like "I memorized the state capitals — all fifty of them."
I get to "turn 30" again: exactly 30 months of transitioning ~today~. I will never stop fighting for what is right. I will never stop fighting for a better world. I will never stop living as an open, proud trans woman. I will always fight for my queer and trans siblings. <3 [x-post]