Fred Hampton’s son and widow, on ‘Judas,’ the Oscars and the fight to preserve the Black Panthers’ legacy

The real Deborah Johnson hasn’t watched the scene in “Judas and the Black Messiah” where a cop puts a gun to her pregnant belly after a predawn raid that killed Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. The 70-year-old now goes by Akua Njeri. She remains a revolutionary, as well as the mother of Hampton’s namesake. She’s seen the Oscar-nominated movie at […]The real Deborah Johnson hasn’t watched the scene in “Judas and the Black Messiah” where a cop puts a gun to her pregnant belly after a predawn raid that killed Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. The 70-year-old now goes by Akua Njeri. She remains a revolutionary, as well as the mother of Hampton’s namesake. She’s seen the Oscar-nominated movie at […]Read MoreThe Atlanta Voice

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