Monday, December 14, 2009

Dennis Cunningham: The 40th Anniversary of the Assassination of Fred Hampton

Freedom is a Constant Struggle television show from Dec. 4, 2009 – The 40th anniversary of the assassination of Fred Hampton.

Our guest, Attorney Dennis Cunningham, established the People’s Law Office in Chicago from which he and young Attorney Haas conducted a landmark civil rights case ultimately winning a large settlement for the Panthers’ families – although Chicago’s killer cops were never criminally charged.

Dennis continued doing civil rights cases over these 40 years, during which he also worked on the long-running class action for the prisoners who rebelled and survived the massacre at New York’s Attica State Prison in 1971, and the Earth First case resulting from the 1990 bombing of Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney in Oakland, among many other defenses of protesters and victims of police misconduct, brutality and/or murder.


  1. Thank you for this post Ms. Nyasha. My name is Reynaldo Anderson, I am a professor at Harris-Stowe State university, in Saint Luis MO. My dissertation was on the BPP in the Midwest (Kansas City, Omaha, and Des Moines). I am the out going Chair of the Black Caucus of NCA and I am the Activist Director for the Prison Care group of NCA. I will bein San Francisco next November for the National Communication Association convention. I would like to know if you would be interested in Participating?

  2. Marvin X would like to particpate, Reynaldo.