Located in the East Garfield neighborhood, the mural honors the legacy of Illinois Black Panther party leader Fred Hampton killed by the police in 1969. The original mural of the Illinois Black Panther Party chairman was painted back in 2010 by Dasic Fernandez and commissioned by Hampton’s son Fred Hampton Jr and the Chilean political hip hop duo Rebel Diaz.
As the mural began to deteriorate, community members organized to re-envision the mural and maintain the history of the black political struggle on Chicago's West side. The new mural painted by Bronx artist Andre Trenier, includes the chairman, Fred Hampton and is now joined by other activists including his widow Akua Njeri, Ronald “Doc” Satchel who was injured in the police raid, and Defense Captain Mark Clark who died alongside Hampton in ‘the Massacre on Monroe’. The mural covers the side of a 3-story building facing westward and away from the downtown emphasizing that Fred Hamptons work was for the people of the West Side.
This mural is a visible memorial honoring the legacy of black power, beauty and courage rooted in Chicago's West Side Community.