Few People Know The Historic Background Behind Fred Hampton Pool In Illinois
There’s a historic pool in Maywood, Illinois that is named for a civil rights activist most people have never heard of before. Most of the state refuses to recognize this important leader of the Black Panthers, but there is a town outside of Chicago that wants his legacy to live on.
This public pool has a lot to offer. Water slides, places to tan, and plenty of space make this pool excellent. Check it out:
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An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
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