Dana C. Chandler Jr., study of Fred Hampton’s Door, about 1973

Closeup of a door painted red with a bullet holes.

© Dana C. Chandler Jr.

When making the original version of Fred Hampton’s Door, Chandler recalled: “I wasn’t just thinking about [Fred Hampton]. I was thinking about how many Black people were dying because the police has gone berserk as they had all over the country.... I was thinking about all of that, how it was nonstop all the time, every single goddamned day, and I was so pissed. Thats how that came about, and it hasn’t ceased.”