four revolutionaries sit at a table
© Kotalik (Bob or George) for Chicago Sun-Times

One of the many Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party's headquarters was active at this West Side location from approximately 1969-1972. These headquarters held press conferences, sold newspapers, and meetings in the pursuit of Black liberation and safety. In an October 1969 raid, police used shotguns to blast through the steel door to ambush Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman, Fred Hampton. Now a Walgreens, this location serves as a historical reminder of white supremacy has destroyed.

The Black Panther Party's impact on community revitalization in Chicago in the late 1960's is Black history.