The Chairman: A Theatrical Stage Reading
August 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
In collaboration with NDC Productions and in recognition of Black August and the birth of activist and revolutionary, Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948), the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host a stage reading of The Chairman by playwright Nykieria Chaney.
The Chairman is a play about Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton and how he was assassinated by the FBI December 4, 1969. Fred Hampton was an activist and a revolutionary that was successful in organizing youth for the NAACP and eventually rose to Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party and Deputy Chairman of the National organization.