Fifty years ago, a young man named Fred Hampton was gunned down by Chicago police while lying in bed. He had been an outspoken leader in the international revolutionary proletarian struggle as a member of the Black Panther Party and his death was seen by many, including author Jeffrey Haas, as the result of coordinated efforts to silence the movement to bring justice and equality to minority communities through militant self-defense. Haas shares his research and his book The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther at a public conversation and signing on Friday, Nov. 22 at 6pm at Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW). For more information on this free, all-ages event, see bkwrks.com.