This February, IMAN closed out Black History Month with a special private screening of the powerful film “Judas and the Black Messiah”, about the life and assasination of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther Party in 1969. We were honored to be joined by none other than the son of Fred Hampton, and now also Chairman of the Black Panther Party, Fred Hampton, Jr.
Watch this clip to see how our leaders were inspired by the movie.
The film may not have won “Best Picture” at the Oscars last night, but from feeding programs, free clinics, and efforts to bring together communities that had been pitted against one another, the film created powerful connections for IMAN staff and leaders between the work we do today and the legacy of those who came before us.
Paramount to that legacy was to never give up, and we ask you to continue helping us to persevere by contributing to IMAN’s 2021 Ramdan Drive.