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Community leaders are planning a block party at Irving Middle School, 805 S. 17th Ave. in Maywood, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in order to help raise funds to save the childhood home of the late Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton.
According to the Sun-Times, “records shows Fred Hampton Sr.’s parents, Iberia and Francis, took out a $265,000 loan on the house in 2007 with an adjustable rate up to 15.8 percent issued by First Franklin Financial Corp., a mortgage lender that specialized in subprime loans.”
A close friend of the Hampton family said that a meeting will take place after the Sunday block party, at 6 p.m., in order to tally the amount raised.
So far, around $10,000 has been raised from two GoFundMe campaigns (see here and here). Supporters are looking to raise at least around $70,000. For more information and to help, call (773) 256-9451. VFP