publication date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 (part of Spring 2021)

category: Activism

clue: He rose to influence in a black party and founded a colorful coalition, but his assassination at merely 21 cut short a life full of promise to do much more.

explanation: Hampton was a major figure in the Black Panther Party and founded Rainbow Coalition. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Mike Eberhart

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