The childhood home of Fred Hampton, the legendary Black Panther Party leader who was assassinated by Chicago police in 1969, is now regarded as a historical landmark. Hampton Jr., who has been leading the Save The Hampton House initiative, said the fight to save his father’s Chicago home “is bigger than a building and more significant than a structure.”

“Among other purposes, it serves as a major aspect of preserving the extraordinary legacy of Chairman Fred Hampton, the Black Panther Party and that of service to the people in general,” Hampton Jr. said in a statement, according to Because Of Them We Can.